The Heroin Diaries - Nikki Sixx

The Heroin Diaries

By Nikki Sixx

  • Release Date: 2007-09-18
  • Genre: Music
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 797 Ratings)
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Description

In one of the most unique memoirs of addiction ever published, Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx shares mesmerizing diary entries from the year he spiraled out of control in a haze of heroin and cocaine, presented alongside riveting commentary from people who were there at the time, and from Nikki himself.
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 those diary entries -- some poetic, some scatterbrained, some bizarre -- and reflects on that time. Joining him are Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Slash, Rick Nielsen, Bob Rock, and a host of ex-managers, ex-lovers, and more.

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.

Reviews

  • Thank you

    5
    By DMDRED
    I want to thank Nikki Sixx for being brave enough to share his journey with the world. As a long time psych nurse I have seen the destruction done to individual people and their families. I agree, if one person will change or enter rehab because of reading this, it was worth all the time and effort, but certainly not the pain you endured. I wish you many more years of happiness and sobriety! DMD
  • A Rollercoaster of what Struggle and hardship really means

    5
    By The Plus One
    Nikki Sixx is a living (barely) example of a man who figured life out. He went down every path a man can go down and made it back to tell the tale. Reading this book, for me, was a relateable journey of self realization. And ive NEVER even gone near any drugs except weed. It just goes to show how many people suffer from depression and how many people would do anything in there power to make it stop. As Chris Cornell said, "Love heals all wounds with time" and Nikki proved that with this year in the life diary. Every day he lived through was a struggle and I dont care how happy you say you are, nobody is perfect. Nikki put everything into this and more, he even had his bandmates and friends join in and give their opinions because thats what self realization is about. I think everyone out there that struggles with any form of depression should read this book. I suffered from a deep personal depression that didn't reach anywhere outside of my own head. And to read this book and know that a lot of Nikki's struggles were similar to mine is so comforting. The parallels and connections in this book to me were uncanny. For example, Nikki died on my birthday, and also was married on my birthday. To me that shows that even when a day is remembered as a day of infamy, it can always be replaced and fixed by a day of joy. The real message in this book isnt about drugs for me. Its about life and how to get back up even when your buried six feet deep. When life gets tough, its up to you to turn it around. I believe that is where Nikki was going with this book, and he surely succeeded. Thank you Mr. Sixx for having the courage to not only release these diary entries, but also use them to help people like myself. You are an inspiration, and I honestly feel like I know you after reading this. You are a hero, and I know you'll be glad to hear, this book definitely did help at least one person. Keep rockin', Sixx.
  • Amazing read

    5
    By Ben Pinx
    Could not put the book down. Nikki's honesty is amazing and refreshing.
  • Couldn't put it down

    5
    By Mrs.IveyDaniels
    As an addict in recovery, this book gave me a tremendous amount of hope. Much love
  • Heroine diaries by Nixxie Sixx

    5
    By Premierair5S
    I bought this book and I loved it. I have read it 3,4 times. What's sad is I could relate. Been there done that. I have since straightened up. When they say how much cocaine they did. I don't believe the amounts he claimed to do??? I had plenty of cash would. Consume in a night by himself. I was a upper level dope dealer n the doper so I had as much of coke I wanted. I believe if he did a ounce of this coke he would be dead. I understand all about Tolerance. Like I said I sniffed it for years then smoked it for another G
  • Highly Recommended

    5
    By That B¡tch
    Excellent. A must read. In my top 5 of favorite books of all time.
  • An understanding of addiction

    5
    By GlassJMPrison87
    I picked up this novel at a bookstore about 3 years ago not knowing what to expect. I've never been a big fan of Crue, but I've respected what they have done for the music industry. I knew a little bit about Nikki and his dealings with drugs. 15 years ago, at the age of 11, I lost my father to addiction of a different kind (alcohol). I spent many years trying to understand what he was dealing with, why he did what he did, and what affect it had on my life. Since my early 20's I've battled with my own demons and tried to make sure my relationship w/ the bottle wasn't a need-based one. After reading this book, I gained an intense insight into the world of addiction, and finally gained an inner understanding into my father's downward spiral. This is an amazing book for anyone who has struggled with addiction or knows someone that has been a victim of it.
  • Honest Account of One Person's Personal Journey Through Hell and Back!

    4
    By Deborah Duncan
    It's really good book about one person's journey through hell and back who has lived to to become a better person who is still successful. I would recommend this book to both Motley Crüe fans and non fans as we'll.
  • Outstanding

    5
    By AskingAlida
    This book actually tells people what the real life of a rockstar is like nikki took it way out there but maybe it'll give people the message drugs are bad Mkay, Just the sense that I got from the book I looked at the pictured and imagined myself there and nikki sixx is one of my most favorite artists anyways and this book has been out of a bit I remember when he first started advertising it and I was like oh that's rad, and then here's 2013 where I actually read it it gave me a new perspective on somethings and teaches me how to deal with other stuff and I read this book while on vacation for about 3 or 4 days everyday I would read it I love it so much I never have replayed or re ridden anything I definitely would re read this book though.
  • Thanks for sharing your private life Nikki

    5
    By Ruby Red - TX
    Many emotions were felt as I read through this book. I had a brother that didn't make it through an addiction and I now can understand some of what he dealt with when trying to quit drugs and lead a better life. Hopefully it will help others who are drug dependent make a choice to discontinue use.

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