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The Heroin Diaries

A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star

10th anniversary edition with exclusive new content.

Set against the frenzied world of heavy metal superstardom, the co-founder of legendary Mötley Crüe offers an unflinching and gripping look at his own descent into drug addiction.

When Mötley Crüe were at the height of their fame, there wasn't a drug Nikki Sixx wouldn't do. He spent days - sometimes alone, sometimes with others addicts, friends and lovers - in a coke- and heroin-fuelled daze. THE HEROIN DIARIES reveals Nikki's personal diary entries alongside commentary from the people who know Nikki best including band mates Tommy, Vince and Mick. The book is a candid look at a nightmare come true: a punishing heroin addiction that brought Nikki to the edge of losing his talent, his career, his family and finally to a near-fatal overdose which left him clinically dead for a few minutes before being revived.

Brutally honest, utterly riveting and shockingly 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.

'Harrowing ... required reading' Rolling Stone
'Heartbreaking ... The Heroin Diaries presents a new model for the rock bio' The New York Times
'A modern-day opera based on his time in hell' New York Post
'Addictive reading' Kerrang
'Lurid' Harp

International rock icon Nikki Sixx is one of the founding members of Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M., a two-time New York Times bestselling author of The Heroin Diaries and This Is Gonna Hurt, co-founder of rock couture fashion line Royal Underground, philanthropist, photographer, and host of the nationally syndicated radio show Sixx Sense, which airs on over 115 stations, and The Side Show Countdown. As the creative force behind a multitude of projects, Sixx never stops inventing new ways to express himself and continues to unveil his unusual points of view with new projects. In addition to selling over 100 million albums with Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M., songs written by Sixx have been used in national commercials, his photographs have been published by the New York Post, and he’s raised several hundred thousand dollars through his Running Wild In The Night charity for Covenant House California.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (October 24, 2017)
  • Length: 512 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471171239