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Leaving Dirty Jersey: A Crystal Meth Memoir

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  • Posted July 8, 2009

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    good read

    I read tweaked and it was about the same but this book is more in depth. Its amazing the author made it out of this alive. The whole meth addition seems like a vicious cycle and the user is destined to die. Schools should make this a must read for students. Maybe educate the public on meth. Anyway good read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2009

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    The downward spiral..

    This is a good book, a very entertaining read. The main character Jim (the author James Salant) keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time and it's all true.

    James doesn't waste your time trying to give you statistics on drugs, drug use or even how meth is produced. "Leaving Dirty Jersey" is Salant's story of his addiction to meth and his journey back from it.

    His story of addiction, from beginning to end, is not a pretty one. This definitely isnt a stroll through the countryside, but rather a long walk down a dirty, dangerous back alley.

    Meth use is a disgusting, but growing problem in the U.S. This book gives you one mans glimpse of what it was like being hooked on it!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 5, 2008

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    Yawn...

    I just finished reading this memoir of yet another life destroyed by meth. I wanted to like it, but I guess I've read too many other books like this one that I have enjoyed much more. While it goes along with the drug-memoir territory that you usually want punch the storyteller while you're watching with horrid fascination, Salant irritated me more than the average druggie. He means well most of the time, but he's really just too weak to really want to change. Also, I hate to say it, but nobody wants a memoir of this kind to end happily. We usually want to skip the happy redemption part and just read it for the vicarious thrills of drug use and depravity. This just didn't fulfill my expectations.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2008

    Leaving Dirty Jersey

    I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Salant, an alumni at a school I had once gone to. He's a very nice guy, with a messed up past, that he has corrected from what I saw. The book was a complete pleasure to read. It had humor, seriousness, and a sense of lesson well learned. He described his 'drug years' story very well, with beautifully worded prose. I would recommend this book to anyone with even the slightest urge to read. This book is a raw truth from the eyes of a recovering drug addict.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Loved it

    I am a recovering meth addict myself. I last used 4 1/2 years ago. To read stories like this canbe hard and tske me back to the thrill of using meth, but then it takes me back to where I never want my life to be again. So grateful for stories like this.

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  • Posted March 3, 2012

    I read soo many books on addictiion. Maybe 12 a year. This was o

    I read soo many books on addictiion. Maybe 12 a year. This was one of my favorites. Straight forward. I really enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Just Ok

    This could have been better if it wasn't so drawn out near the end.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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