The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star

The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star

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Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 402 reviews.
Sierra_0001 More than 1 year ago
Before reading this book, I hadn't had the slightest idea who Nikki Sixx was, or Motley Crue. The only person I had heard of in this book was Tommy Lee, and that was only because he married Pamala Anderson. Now that I know how everyday life was in Nikki Sixx's, Tommy Lee's, Mick Mars and Vince Neil's life everyday, I really do respect all of them a lot more. Everyday life for them was drugs, sex and rock n' roll. Nikki was even board with his own life. He hated his life. He hated his fame. Twice in the book he wrote-- "You want fame? Take mine. Because I hate it." When he said that, it made me really realize that what he was going through was real; nothing in this book is fake. I mean... how many times would YOU lie in a diary?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have always loved Motley Crue. To me they have been the ageless group. I'm 21 and listen to their music as if it just came out yesterday. I had always heard about Nikki's drug problem, but never really understood it until I read the book. It was truly amazing. He's very vivid in his details. I could not take my eyes off this book. It's given in the best perspective as he did the drugs. No doubt, the best book. A very REAL book/
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've always loved Nikki Sixx. Motley Crue, Kiss, Marilyn Manson, Korn, Anthrax, Megadeath, etc. I'm 12. Im up to date on these things, i knew about his rough time. ( i always cry when i hear "life is beautiful" by Sixx:am) But this book made me even more aware. <3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is really inspiring. I woukd reccomend this to eveyone. Hell they should make it the law to read this book in schools.
Demert More than 1 year ago
One of the best rock star bios on the shelf. Nicki Sixx tells an amazing story of his life. This book is an inspiration to all those battling their own kind of demons. Excellent read.
SunnyFlaLaw More than 1 year ago
Shocking...that's all I can say. I've never been a big Motley fan, but I noticed the book was a best seller and gave it a try. The writing is excellent (thanks to a fabulous writer he hired to help him), the set-up is unique (pages of his diary with his present-day reflection), and the stories are shocking (ie having sex with someone else's girlfriend right in front of him, minutes after Nikki meets her--and that's a mild tale in this book). It's hard to describe (for me), but really it's like crawling into the head of a junkie--and that's a dark, scary place to be. Everyone knows H is bad news--but this story shows you exactly why from an insider's view. Might be a good read for anti-drug programs for kids, because it will scare the bajeezus out of them. . A brilliant musician and songwriter, adored by fans all over the globe, raking in millions--but he preferred cooking drugs with toilet water and hiding for hours in the closet. Just an amazing tale of the fight to be clean, and I really hope he can win it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For anyone who has been touched by addiction, this book is truly inspirational. It is a well written portrait of a man who visited hell almost daily and survived to tell his story. One of the best books I have ever read, I have read it three times now and will most likely read it again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book takes me back, and reminds me why I am living day by it a good day or bad, it is better than before.
RazBxViper More than 1 year ago
As a recovering addict as well, I felt that Nikki couldn't have told the story better. He brings wit and humor to what some would say is a very dark and morbid subject. I received this book as a present and couldn't have been more happier. I recommend it to anyone who loves to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this one hard to put down. As someone who has struggled with depression and addiction, I really related to what he was going through. I will read it again and again.
Karmayne North More than 1 year ago
I started this book a few years ago and to my surprise it was taken away from me, seeing as i was supposedly too young to understand, and that it was too graphic of a read for me. I read half way through, i thouht now i would start on from there. I found myself restarting the book and re reading it in its enrirety 4 more time. This book gives great outlook on what somebodys life is like being strung out on drugs, having sex, and hitting rock bottom. i personally think its not to graphic to anybody who is willing to read it. its wonderful and will keep you reading and you wont want to put it down. As a bonus. you'll want to read it more than ince.
LB_Ans More than 1 year ago
As a fan of M&#246;tley Cr&#252;e I was absolutely thrilled to see this on the shelf. The secret past life of Nikki Sixx is exposed in every waking detail through his daily diary entries. Readers get a scoop on the real life experiences Sixx has encountered with his struggle to give up his love for narcotic usage. As Nikki's world collapses he finds himself at the lowest point of his life; his addiction and mental instability keep him from happiness and his will to live. Each captivating chapter you think "this is as bad as it gets" but no, it gets worse. Sixx survives insane tours, gallons of alcohol, countless doses of narcotics, death and yet he lives to tell the tale. As harrowing life can get, Sixx shows how you can always turn your life around and start again. He demonstrates how you can always pick yourself up and see that "life is beautiful."
IronCam More than 1 year ago
can't believe this guy is still alive. an absolutely fascinating read!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nikki's path is all too familiar. The only unknown is the recovery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nikki Sixx answers many questions about the mind and addiction. Clearly showing that regardless of your place in the world depression is the root cause for addiction, the book also let's you know that a chemical imbalance is nothing to shame it's often a sign of brilliance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont read a lot of biographies. They always end up making me hate that person. Heroin diaries is exhibit a. It seems an oxymoron to say that i liked the book and thorooughly disepise Nikki Sixx. Even on his radio show he seems to not accept what a totaly retched excuse for a human being he was, and there is no redemption for such a narcistic debase waste of good oxygen. That said, the book was good but Ozzys is way better, and you still come out loving him!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love bvb and read this because andy (biersack/sixx) loves this band and withou them there would be no Black veil Brides. So for that. I am eternally greatfull. - bvb fan, Cassie
kaydoggydog More than 1 year ago
So uniquely written, I couldn't put it down!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Nikki's. I have read this book twice and it shocks and amazes me each time.
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I cant wait to read it 
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cgoolsby More than 1 year ago
This book took me inside the head of Nikki Sixx and drug addiction.  I read it one day.  Very good book.