In honor of the 10-year anniversary of The Heroin Diaries, Nikki Sixx's definitive and best-selling memoir on drug addiction is now available on audio for the first time, read by Nikki Sixx! This shocking, gripping, and at times darkly hilarious memoir explores Nikki's yearlong war with a vicious heroin addiction. Now more than ever, with opioid addiction ravaging our country and rising by 20 percent in the past year alone, Nikki's story of both his descent into drug-addled decay and subsequent recovery and transition into a rehabilitation advocate is now more relevant than ever.
When Mötley Crüe was at the height of its fame, there wasn't any drug Nikki Sixx wouldn't do. He spent days - sometimes alone, sometimes with other addicts, friends, and lovers - in a coke and heroin-fueled daze.
The highs were high, and Nikki's journal entries reveal some euphoria and joy. But the lows were lower, often ending with Nikki in his closet, surrounded by drug paraphernalia and wrapped in paranoid delusions.
Here, Nikki shares the diary entries - some poetic, some scatterbrained, some bizarre - of those dark times.
Brutally honest, utterly riveting, and surprisingly moving, The Heroin Diaries follows Nikki during the year he plunged to rock bottom - and his courageous decision to pick himself up and start living again.
This book will help anyone struggling with any form of drug addiction. The best book I have ever read on the subject. I had told my teens parts of the story. They won't be trying drugs any time soon.
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I really dislike reading but I love Nikki Sixx. My brother brought me the book and said "trust me and read it!" I was in my mid 30's and hadn't read a book since high school. I couldn't put the book down and finished it in less than a week.
Who would have known Nikki was going through this? I didn't and I also didn't think anybody could survive with such a crazy lifestyle.
I was estacted when I heard about the 10th anniversary edition and since we have bitchen apps that can read to us now...even better, Nikki can read to me! I might even listen to it again.
From start to finish its a compelling read.You find that even when a rockstar with unlimited money and resources, uses heroin, coke etc, that despair and depression is the only result.
Having grown up listening to his music it was very interesting listening to him read his own diary. The book is fantastic if you're and eighties rocker like me. I appreciate you Nikki I really do congratulations for making it through !! Proud of you man !!
It kept my attention, all the crazyness of the 80s and 90s! I wasn't a huge Motley Crue fan, but I am a huge Nikki Sixx fan!
Nikki is an excellent narrator telling an amazing story. takes you to the pit of hell with him but also brings you along for his redemption. touched my heart and moved my soul...
Decent book and can be very entertaining at parts, but the female narrator's voice was painful to listen to, especially when she pretended to cry. I'd rather listen to nails being run down a chalkboard.
couldn't stop listening to this out of control rockstar spiraling down the endless path of drugs, sex and rock and roll.
While I have always loved Motley Crue, it is hard to believe that Nikki could come up with the great lyrics and record albums while completely wasted. Being an addict, although not drugs or alcohol and suffering from depression, this book made me look at my life through a different lens. I almost gave up my photography, but now I am going to continue. Thanks Sicky Nixx for showing me the way to wanting a better life. Hopefully one day our path will cross.
Nikki Sixx bares his soul in this book. He clawed his way back from certain death, and actually died while doing it. Much respect.
...but wonderful! I had already read the original but the audio brings those words to life when read by Nikki himself. Plenty of new material too. The epilogue was really moving on so many levels: his intelligence, his determination, his search to contribute and not least his rallying cry for the true rock star in an age of blah, blah, blah (and that’s the sober Nikki talking). I’d say this would appeal to those who maybe aren’t Sixx fans sufficiently to want to read the book too. The male voice actor who did the other male characters was great: his Tommy, Vince and Slash were uncannily good. His English accents, hmm, okay! The female was pretty awful: a strange, shrill, nasal delivery that barely changed person to person. The one thing that I didn’t like was her delivery.