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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: VH1 Books; First Soft Cover Edition edition (Oct. 28 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416511946
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416511946
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 762 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,232 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kerrang! Magazine 27/10 I've just finsihed reading the book The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx and all I've got to say to whoever will get to read this is READ THIS! The book itself is just like heroin but in a good way - it's so addictive, funny, heartbreaking and the most important thing of all is it shows you the truth about a world most of us dream about. It's not a cute book, it's not something you will talk about with your parents-in-law for example, but it's definitely something you will never forget 'Occasionally incoherent, sometimes bleakly hilarious, The Heroin Diaries is saved by judicious editing and a supporting cast that includes his band, Slash and Tom Zutaut (who suffered the ignominy of having to watch Sixx have sex with his date), as well as notes from Sixx deriding his younger, heroin-addled self' Classic Rock magazine November issue 'The Motley Crue founder tells Sally Beck about his years of heroin addiction, his parenting skills and why Tommy Lee is out of the band' The Chat, London Paper 7/11 '"Vanity" - as in Vanity 6, Sixx's drug buddy and lover during the period he kept his diary, from Christams '86 to his near-fatal December '87 overdose - "asked me to come over to play." Spotting some roses in the corner, Nikki read the card; "Vanity, drop him, take me back, Prince." Writes Nickk, "I am so pissed. She may be fucking insane but she's my girl. If I see that dwarf, I'll kick his ass!" The most entertaining diaries since Andy Warhol's are full of such gems, plus self-analysis ("See, there's Sikki and then there's Nikki"), self-pity ("my childhood was shitty"), humour ("What has 48 legs and 12 teeth? The front row in Alabama") and comic book art" Mojo magazine Dec '07 4 stars '10% shagging prostitutes, 10% I slept with a shotgun, 10% world tours, 1-% oh no! There's blood in my poo! 60% Taking heroin' Me, Me, Me... Inside the Minds of Celebrities, Metro 7/11 'Parents beware, Motley Crue's bassist Nikki Sixx puts his self-destructive streak down to the fact that his childhood sucked. His dad left when he was three and his mum was too busy getting busy to look after him... and BAM - at 29 years old he was overdosing and left for dead in a London dumpster' The London Paper 6/11 'The diary, whilst being entertaining, enlightening and (depressingly) funny, is also brutally honest and sordid and does nothing to glorify drugs and their use' Wales on Sunday 11/11 'Motely Crue's bassist Mikki Sixx wants to tell us about his annus horribilis of 1987 - the year his skin nearly rotted off thanks to heroin, cocaine and serious emotional pain, man. And boy does his tale set a new level of depravity for rock biogs. If Motley Crue's riotous tome The Dirt didn't leave its readers feeling grimy enough, then Sixx's collection of diary scraps, rueful recollections and hideously visceral illustrations most surely will' London Lite 20/11 4 stars 'The Heroin Diaries is a bit of a mess, like Sixx' Celebrity Memoirs of the Year, Daily Telegraph 24/11 'The diary, while being entertaining, enlightening and (depressingly) funny, is also brutally honest and sordid and does nothing to glorify drugs and their use' Press Association syndicated review: Glasgow Evening Times 10/11 'The diary, whilst being entertaining, enlightening and (depressingly) funny, is also brutally honest and sordid and does nothing to glorify drugs and their use' Wales on Sunday 11/11 'Motely Crue's bassist Mikki Sixx wants to tell us about his annus horribilis of 1987 - the year his skin nearly rotted off thanks to heroin, cocaine and serious emotional pain, man. And boy does his tale set a new level of depravity for rock biogs. If Motley Crue's riotous tome The Dirt didn't leave its readers feeling grimy enough, then Sixx's collection of diary scraps, rueful recollections and hideously visceral illustrations most surely will' London Lite 20/11 4 stars 'The Heroin Diaries is a bit of a mess, like Sixx' Celebrity Memoirs of the Year, Daily Telegraph 24/11 'The diary, while being entertaining, enlightening and (depressingly) funny, is also brutally honest and sordid and does nothing to glorify drugs and their use' Press Association syndicated review: Glasgow Evening Times 10/11 Belfast Evening Life 11/11 Southern Daily Echo 17/11 Cambridge Evening News 17/11 Portsmouth News 10/11 Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle 9/11 Blackpool Gazette 17/11 Leicester Mercury 9/11 South Shields Gazette 8/11 Sunderland Echo 8/11 Sutton & Epsom Advertiser Croydon Advertiser Western Mail 'A suitably filthier tale of excess' The Best Music Books of 2007, Metro Life 'The Heroin Diaries is the darker side of the almost cartoonish antics of The Dirt and, although it certainly doesn't win any prizes for its writing ('I have two sides, one is Nikki, and one is Sikki'), it is a slightly more considered read... The literary equivalent of guilty pleasures, as you laugh at people who have stooped so low they're injecting alcohol rather than just pouring it down their throats' Best Music Books of 2007, Metro 5/12 'Sixx's diligent UK-based co-writer Ian Gittins has tracked down many of his victims and co-dependents to solicit their versions of events. The consequence is an unusually balanced and affecting portrait of a man it had never previously seemed possible to view sympathetically. For all Sixx's manifest failings as a human being, he at least has a sense of humour. This is not an accusation anyone will ever be able to level at Old Slowhand. Seasoning robotic rehab-speak with self-justificatory pomposity, Eric Clapton: The Autobiography manages to transform autobiographical gold... into unreadable dross' Ben Thompson, Independent on Sunday 16/12 'Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx has stared death in the face so many times he even thought he was a god. How has he survived a lifetime of rock'n'roll excess and debauchery and lived to tell the tale?' Interview - Live Night & Day magazine Mail on Sunday 30/12 'At his drug-addled peak Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx made Pete Doherty look like Aled Jones. This tale of rock'n'roll excess is full of debauched images even we can't show' Loaded, Feb issue

About the Author

Born Frank Feranna, Nikki Sixx grew up in Seattle and moved to Los Angeles at the age of seventeen. There, in 1981, he became the bassist for Mötley Crüe, the legendary rock band he started with friend Tommy Lee. Today he is a family man with many projects on the side, including songwriting, film, a new band, a clothing line, as well as ongoing work with the Crüe.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By H. ST-PIERRE on Oct. 3 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book is more than a tale about a drug addict rock star. After you'll read this you will understand what it is to be addicted and how it affects and drive your life until a possible death. I strongly recommended it and also the Soundtrack.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Scarriere on Dec 31 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book was passed on to me by a good friend and I am thankful for that because this diary is incredible.
I had an idea of the decadent lifestyle that Rockstars can lead,but this is almost surreal and also very graphic.I like how people who were there had the opportunity to add comments,negative or not,so that you had a little bit of an outside view and it also confirms that the truth is never in question. Another great thing is, it is an ACTUAL diary that was written during Sixxs' downward spiral. The man is obviously intelligent, but very hurt. Partly because of his pain, he uses his wealth and success to live a life of uncaring for himself and disdain or antagonism for others. Anyone who has gone through drug addiction or child neglect will find this a riveting read.
No, scratch that, it is a riveting read nonetheless.
Thanks Double D.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ben Lalonde on Sept. 13 2007
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book along with the CD of Sixx A.M. (The Heroin Diaries soundtrack) is a must for any music or motley crue fan. The book is incredible! Nikki Sixx published is diaries of year 1986 while he was as his weakest moment and it's a life changing experience. It really make you think about some choice you did in life and give you hope ! If you liked The Dirt (Motley Crue's Autobiography), this is even better ! The package deal give you the best book ever published and probably the best CD ever made !

See how it could change YOUR life!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Pacheco on Jan. 21 2008
Format: Hardcover
My sister lent me the book after she was through with it and told me it was a must read. Being a Motley Crue fan for 2 decades I thought I knew all there is to know about Nikki Sixx. But I was wrong. I never realized a Super Rock Star could be so lonely and angry. Through everything he's been through it's amazing he's still alive today. The book itself is written really well with comments made by Nikki and/or others after each diary entry. I found myself unable to put the book down. It's definitely a must read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matt Cook on Aug. 27 2008
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What a trip! Ever wanted to enter the mind of an addict or in this case a famous addict. I use to listen to Motley Crue as a kid and this book honestly fascinates me. You'll read first hand the trials and tribulations Nikki went through in the 80's as part of one of the most successful bands of our time. It may not be for everyone as this is not a novel but a diary of Nikki written when he was in a very dark place in his life. Excellent insight into the live of a Rock Star with great commentary from Tommy Lee, Vince and Mick on the state of Nikki and the band during these time.
What an ingenious idea to release this book along with one of the most fantastic music albums I have heard in years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martine on Nov. 3 2007
Format: Hardcover
I went through 400 pages in 2 days, It was impossible to put it down! You can be a glam rock fan from the 80's or not... This book will make you laugh & make you cry. A year in the life of Nikki Sixx is really intense & very Sex, drugs & rock & roll.... very dirty! Impressive!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ben Thompson on May 2 2008
Format: Hardcover
I decided to read this book because I am a huge fan of The Dirt. This book lets you look through the eyes of an extreme addict. It shows how quikly a life of fame can become a dark and lonely place. I recommend this book to any one who is a fan of Motley Crue and Nikki Sixx.
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By Phil Curtis on Nov. 11 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book is a great read from start to finish!! I had a hard time putting it down at any time. Nikki takes you into a dark hole, and makes you feel at home. He focuses on the little details of what it is like to be a heroin junkie, than just when you feel comfortably dirty, he rips you up and shows you the sunshine with a breath of fresh air. He is so detailed with his writings, that after finishing the book I went through heroin withdrawls. There is alot of laughter, as well as alot of omfg!! This book is so good, you should buy two, one for yourself and one to give away. We are so freakkin lucky that this guy is still alive!!!! He is such a musical genius!!(even if he has a bad taste of tattooing chicks!!)
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