The Heroin Diaries (book review)

If you’re a fan of Motley Crue or Nikki Sixx or “The Dirt” then this is a must read.

The Heroin Diaries is a boom about exactly what it says: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rockstar. The reading is from Nikki Sixx’ diaries that he wrote from December 1986 to December 1987. Throughtout the whole book there are the diaries themselves and along them are also short stories or comments from Nikki’s closest people at the time like his mother, the guys in motley crue, slash, and a few of the roadies and managers.

This book I must say is not an autobiography. If you want an autobiography then read “The Dirt”. This was not meant to be a funny book either. It shows what a dark place Sixx was at the time and all the drugs he did are detailed with an exact time and a place.

The design of this book is very cool too. It has blood splatters and dark grotesque pictures all throughtout. Only thing I wish there was is a section dedicated just for pictures (usually halfway through the book). Towards the end of the book you get an update on what Nikki and Motley have been up to since he wrote this diaries.

With the amount of drugs he did it amazes me how well he kept up with the diary. I was left wanting more of this book! What an amazing story! I could go on for a while abiut this book but I dont want to spoil any of it.

Awesome book and a must read for a fan!


Publisher: MTV Books
Release Date: October 8, 2008
# of Pages: 432


4 thoughts on “The Heroin Diaries (book review)

  1. thebibliophilechronicles1 says:

    I’ve always wanted to read this, I’ve had it in my to read pile for ages but I think I’m definitely going to read it soon, it sounds fascinating!

  2. I read this book not too long ago and loved it! A neighbor had once recommended it to me and I’m so thankful she did. It really helps you understand drug addictions and is just an overall amazing book, 🙂 Thanks!

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