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The Heroin Diaries
The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star | Nikki Sixx
Set against the frenzied world of heavy metal superstardom, the co-founder of legendary Motley Crue offers an unflinching and gripping look at his own descent into drug addiction. When Motley Crue 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.
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Ash.on.the.line
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I‘m sick of rain lol, but I get a lot of reading in. Currently rereading The Heroin Diaries, but the ten year anniversary edition this time! After getting my steps and my yoga it‘s nice to lay down and read.
I hope everyone else is doing well on their #BookFitnessChallenge #Bfc ✌🏼😊

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 8mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 8mo
Clwojick Way to go! 8mo
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LittleWonder
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I was a huge fan back in the day - I remember the rumors of him overdosing and coming back to life - but had no idea of the personal hell he was living in. Reading his book of a years worth of journal entries and reflections on those entries by Nikki and friends gives insight into the dark world of addiction - and that there is hope.

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Purplepanda
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This is a go-to book for me since it first came out. I grew up listening to Motley Crew with my dad, so it's always amazing to see how far Nikki has come from those dark days.

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cassiopia
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Pickpick

I finished listening to this audiobook last night and I loved the entire book. It is definitely eye opening, shocking, and disturbing at points. There were even a few times I found myself laughing. I love Nikki Sixx and I have even more respect for this man than I did before reading/listening to this book.

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Reviewsbylola
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#musicofthenight #musicalnewyear

I read this one when @HotdogZanzabaar and I first met because it‘s one of his favorite books. I like the diary format and I like reading about the salacious and unbelievable life Nikki Sixx led. But overall this isn‘t really my scene. So while I surprised HZB with new 10th anniversary edition, I won‘t be going in for a reread.

emilyhaldi God bless The Lord 👑 12mo
Cinfhen That‘s an awesome gift!!! And I think I‘d like to read this after just reading 12mo
Cinfhen I also feel like I need a manicure after seeing your nails!! Looking good 😉 12mo
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Reviewsbylola Ugh my other hand is already chipping. Two days. 😭 I‘m going to have to repaint them. @Cinfhen 12mo
Cinfhen I made an appointment for Thursday 💅🏼 12mo
Reviewsbylola Good for you!! I‘m so jealous. Idk what the prices are like in Israel but it‘s just too expensive here. Last time I got a pedi and gel manicure it was $120 with tip. 😭 I really want to do gel nails for my England trip so I don‘t have to worry about it while I‘m there but I don‘t want to spend the money and then I‘d have to go back to get it taken off. @Cinfhen 12mo
Mdargusch Nice gift! 12mo
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HotdogZanzabaar
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Pickpick

I read this for the first time about 10 years ago and I was blown away. Reading it now just reminds me to be grateful for what I have and to cherish those close to me. It is a sobering look at addiction and the mind of a man who is trapped in a hell of his own creation, and proof that you can make it out.

Reviewsbylola All I remember is that he wore the same pair of leather pants day after day without laundering. 🤢🤢 12mo
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cassiopia
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Even though I have the physical book, I opted to listen to Nikki Sixx read it because 1) I love him & 2) listening to him tell his story of addiction is not only powerful, but emotional. The fact that he can be so openly raw to the entire world is just so inspiring and gives me hope to keep fighting my fight against Depression. I know it's not the same thing as drug addiction, but there are some similarities. #pop19 #abookwrittenbyamusician.

Jeannineth I heard recently that his wife is expecting. He has been through hell and back. 12mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Would love to read this - stacked 12mo
cassiopia @Jeannineth I know, it's so exciting!! I was confused for a bit when I heard because he had a vasectomy done. I guess they did IVF. He has been, which is why I think he's such an inspiration. 12mo
cassiopia @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled so far I really like it. The tagged book comes out on Netflix on March 22nd. So I'll have to read that one too. 12mo
Victoriahoperose This is one of my favorite books ever. It‘s so well written and has stayed with me for a very long time. 12mo
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cassiopia
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I may have been slightly naughty at work today, but I couldn't help myself.

I LOVE Nikki Sixx, and Mötley Crüe, so I had to get his book while also ordering the 10th anniversary edition of "The Dirt" because the movie will be on Netflix come May ???

I found the cozy mystery by chance and it'll be perfect for one of the #pop19 prompts. Plus I laughed a little too hard at the title because it's super corny like me ?

Amiable That's an interesting book pair! 😀 12mo
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Reviewsbylola
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My HUGE Book Outlet order has arrived! 😍😍

The books in front and vertical are for the kids (except Heroin Diaries. 😂 I bought that one for @HotdogZanzabaar )

For my own shelves, I focused on buying some really beautiful books. I‘m so excited. 🥳🥳🥳

Moray_Reads Good lord! That is very impressive! 12mo
JennyM Happy days 👏🏼 12mo
TrishB That‘s a gorgeous Anya Seton 💕 12mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Woah!! I love getting a huge box delivered from Book Outlet ❤️👍 12mo
Lmstraubie Wow 😍 12mo
LeslieO That is a terrific haul! 12mo
LeahBergen You got some good Austen reads! 👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
janeycanuck OMG, I love Amelia Bedelia. It warms my heart that one can still buy it! 12mo
Reviewsbylola That one is a 50th anniversary edition so it features the original artwork and has a couple of pages of information in the back about the author and the story, plus a timeline with all the different Amelia illustrations that have been used over the decades. Very cool and it was my daughter‘s first time ever hearing the story. She was entranced and also a little confused. 😂 @janeycanuck 12mo
Reviewsbylola Can you tell I searched Jane Austen?! 🤣🤣🤣 @LeahBergen 12mo
janeycanuck @Reviewsbylola how awesome!! Love that 💕💕 12mo
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BookwormAHN
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Thank you so much Daria @dariazeoli I've been wanting to read this so much. Also yesterday I had my two bottom wisdom teeth out, so I will be spending today in bed reading. Great timing, and Merry Everything to you too 💚
#JB

dariazeoli You‘re welcome! Hope it‘s a great distraction and that you‘re feeling better soon! (edited) 13mo
LauraJ Didn‘t know there was a 10 year anniversary edition! 13mo
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Reviewsbylola
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My husband wasn‘t a huge reader when we met (and that hasn‘t changed 😂😂) and he told me this was his favorite book. Since we were newly dating, I read it. I can‘t say I‘m a fan but there are certain parts that have stuck with me. Mainly, the fact that they would wear the same pair of leather pants for weeks on end. Can you imagine the SMELL?!? 🤮 And yet the women were just throwing themselves at these guys.

#thankyouforthemusic #abbainaugust

Bostonmomx2 I‘m currently rereading “the dirt” and while Motley Crue, especially Nikki, will forever be favorites, I‘m definitely reading it with a different mindset now that I‘m so much older than when I was crazy for them in the 80s and 90s. You‘re right, so gross. But back then? Yup! Count me in. 😂 1y
kamoorephoto Same with me and the idea of Jim Morrison (and his leather pants) 😬 1y
Kalalalatja 😂😂😂 1y
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Cathythoughts That‘s a great memory 👍🏻❤️. These days there is a new trend of NOT washing your jeans because they will only fade ..... 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
emilyhaldi I have never cleaned my leather pants... They smell fab 😉 1y
Velvetfur How do you know they weren't having a shower every single morning and putting the leathers back onto fresh clean limbs every day?! Lol, it's the Crüe so probably not 😂 1y
Mdargusch Sounds interesting 🙊 1y
Cinfhen My SIL was an actual roadie for the crue...trust me, those leather pants are the least of your hygiene worries 😜😳😬 1y
Reviewsbylola Omg tell me all she knows!!! @Cinfhen 1y
Meredith3 Ewwwww 😹😹😹😹😹 1y
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I‘m honestly at a loss for words. When we got home we had some packages waiting in the mail. We had nothing scheduled so I was a bit surprised. But when I opened them the surprised turned into astonishment! My dear friend @TricksyTails had sent me the most lovely assortment of presents!! Seriously floored me! I‘m doubling my efforts to get Alpha (the mug pictured is mine) to part with some chipotle syrup! Thank you Tricksy! I love all of it!

vivastory @TricksyTails is so generous! 2y
ElishaLovesBooks @TricksyTails is the best!!😍 2y
GarthRanzz @ElishaLovesBooks @vivastory She is the best of the best! 2y
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ReadZenRites Awww so nice! 👍🏻 Very cool that a birthday can be unexpectedly fun. As an adult 🎉🎉 2y
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 2y
rohit-sawant How wonderful! 2y
TricksyTails Yay! Hope you had the bestest birthday! 🤗♥️ 2y
TricksyTails @vivastory @ElishaLovesBooks Aww you guys are the best! Too kind! Thank you. 😘♥️ 2y
JoScho Hey Scott just checking in because I haven‘t seen you in here in a while and want to make sure everything is ok. ❤️ 2y
jfalkens @JoScho have you heard from him? 2y
JoScho @jfalkens no 😔 2y
CSeydel Oh my goodness... I was just scrolling along and I thought, hey, you know who I haven‘t seen posting lately? So I came by ... Hopefully he‘s absent for a fun reason. @JoScho @jfalkens 2y
jfalkens @CSeydel hopefully 🤞🤞🤞🤞 2y
JoScho @CSeydel @jfalkens he has been active on goodreads and I sent him a message days ago on there but haven‘t gotten a reply. 😔 2y
jfalkens @JoScho @CSeydel hopefully you'll hear back soon 🤞🤞 2y
tonyahoswalt Just wanted to stop by and say that I miss your presence here and hope to see you back soon. I hope you're doing okay. 2y
laurenbescoby Hey, missing you and your posts! Hope you're ok. 1y
teebe Hey, hope you‘re doing okay. I sent you an email about the travelling book, please check it out and contact me. 1y
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Ash.on.the.line
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I‘m sure this has popped up on Litsy somewhere but I‘m so excited for this! I love Nikki and how involved he has been in the process of it all. I‘m anxious to see the artwork of this graphic novel too. My grubby little hands can‘t wait to get ahold of this! 🤘🏼

GarthRanzz Had not heard about this! Nikki‘s bio is my favourite of all the ones I‘ve read. I‘ll definitely be on the lookout for this! 2y
Ash.on.the.line @GarthRanzz yes I can‘t wait! Pretty sure he‘s also working on another book as well. Very excited to see what he is coming up with! 2y
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CocoReads
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It‘s not Monday anymore but I‘m chiming in anyway. 1. I don‘t really have favorites because I read so many but Nikki‘s is a good one. 2. Big names? Pop Evil, Buddy Guy was a good show; my usual shows at the dive? ALY, Elisium, Saving Abel always puts on a good show 4. I don‘t think I could narrow it down-I‘ve always got a soundtrack in my head—A@erican Dreams by Papa Roach has been on a lot lately #manicmonday

JoScho Thanks for playing ❤️🎶 2y
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RainyDayReading
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1. Don‘t know of any but hope to read the tagged book. 2. Nothing More, Melissa Etheridge, Shinedown, This Wild Life, Panic! At the Disco, Beartooth and so many more!
3. Band: Nothing More. Artist: Melissa Etheridge. 4. Square Hammer by Ghost, Jenny by Nothing More, Love Like Winter by AFI, Dragula by Rob Zombie, Last of the Wilds by Nightwish, LA Devotee by P!ATD, Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N‘ Roses, Thick as Thieves by Shinedown and more!

starlight97 Finally someone else who likes Guns! 😍 2y
BookwormAHN Love Like Winter is such a beautiful song 🖤 2y
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JoScho Thanks for playing ❤️🎶 2y
RainyDayReading @starlight97 You‘re not alone! Love me some Guns 😁 2y
RainyDayReading @BookwormAHN Isn‘t it though? Definitely one of my absolute favorites that I could listen to endlessly. 2y
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speljamr
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1. The Heroin Diaries, by Nikki Sixx
2. RUSH, followed by the Church, followed by Porcupine Tree... Stop making me pick just one! Lol.
3. RUSH - Clockwork Angels tour. They had an 8 piece orchestra with them. Last year's Minus the Bear concert is a close second.
4. I can't do repetition. I own too much music for that to ever happen. I like a lot of variety.

#ManicMonday
@JoScho

TommieMarie74 I‘ve wanted to read the Nikki Sixx book! I need to move it up on my TBR pile! 2y
jillannjohn Rush ❤️❤️ 2y
AmyG Porcupine Tree ❤️ 2y
JoScho Thanks for playing ❤️🎶 2y
GarthRanzz Same book for me. Sixx‘s life story was so interesting and the album made a perfect companion piece. 2y
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CocoReads
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I‘m not big into the funko thing but I‘m a huge Nikki Sixx fan (and Motley in general). Pretty sure I‘m going to need these.

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Pickpick

I started listening to this on a long drive yesterday. Holy crap! I felt equally shocked, anxious, disgusted, and dirty. It's amazing that he survived. Addiction is no joke.

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Orsayor
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Cautionary Tale... great read!

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speljamr
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Pickpick

A fascinating look into what addiction really feels like.

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CocoReads
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Went to the bookstore again tonight. It seemed slightly ridiculous to buy a book I already own but it‘s the 10th Anniversary Edition. Also it‘s Nikki Sixx. I ❤️ Nikki—he was always my favorite Crue guy.

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Polina
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Pickpick

Who doesn't enjoy a little crazy with a syringe on the side? On someone else's plate.

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jdtchicago

P.S. Hey what has 48 legs and 12 teeth?

The front row in Alabama…

ItsAngel 😒 2y
Laura317 🤣🤣🤣 2y
knp4597 😡 2y
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jdtchicago

The dying could be easy…it was the living that I didn‘t know if I could do…

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jdtchicago

A friend tells you the truth, that your breath stinks and you need a bath. An enemy tells you that you look great and you shouldn‘t change a thing.

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jdtchicago

Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue in New Orleans on Mardi Gras = bad idea!

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jdtchicago

People want to see the car crash instead of the race. But, when you're the one in the car that's crashing, it's not much fun.

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jdtchicago

when you‘re sitting on a plane 40,000 feet up in the air, looking out the window, dreaming of your future...life feels good...safe, your seat belt is on and your feet are up. then the oxygen masks fall, the plane jumps, people start to scream...to the overhead announcement that we‘re gonna crash. right then, as your life flashes before your eyes, you hear yourself say, “god, if you get me outta this one, i‘ll stop [insert lie here] forever.”

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jdtchicago

There is something about spending Christmas alone, naked, sitting by the Christmas tree gripping a shotgun, that lets you know your life is spinning dangerously outta control.

EchoLogical Sounds about right 2y
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jdtchicago

It's easy reading this book to see why I was angry and confused for all those years. I lived my life being told different stories: some true, some lies and I still don't know which is which. Children are born innocent. At birth we are very much like a new hard drive - no viruses, no bad information, no crap that's been downloaded into it yet. It's what we feed into that hard drive, or in my case "head drive" that starts the corruption of the files

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jdtchicago

A Short Alternative Medical Dictionary

Addiction-When you can give up something any time, as long as it's next Tuesday.

Cocaine-Peruvian Marching Powder. A stimulant that has the extraordinary effect that the more you do, the more you laugh out of context.

Depression-When everything you laugh at is miserable and you can't seem to stop.

Heroin-A drug that helps you to escape reality, while making it much harder to cope when you are recaptured.

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jdtchicago

Selling my soul would be a lot if I could just find it.

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ashlinisme
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After I read The Heroin Diaries, I had to know more about the Crue, GNR, Vanity... I read The Dirt and picked up Timmy Land. I should have just stopped. #readthisnotthat #maybookflowers

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2/5⭐️This book was equally scary and fascinating! Read in February 2017