In this groundbreaking work, rock-n-roll writer and critic David Dodd presents some of the most powerful interviews with musicians, entertainers and athletes you will ever read. Shared here in their own words--and in many cases for the first time--are tales of life away from the spotlight and the glamour, of real people fighting the pain and desperation caused by addiction. Their candid descriptions of life before and after recovery--and their even greater achievements since becoming clean and sober--will leave an indelible impression on you. In chapters dealing with the different stages of personal transformation, those interviewed are able to share with you their unique experiences. The individuals included here pull no punches: they talk honestly and directly about battling addiction and playing it straight.