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Sex, Drugs, & Rock n Roll is an Understatement...

  • Jul 18, 2010

This is not a story for the conservative or close-minded.  Nikki Six shares his raw pain and struggles of addiction through his most trusted confidant, his diary.  I would reccommend this reading to anyone who has struggled with addicition or anyone who wants a true look into the fast life of a struggling rock star. 

Parts of this book made me laugh, others made me cringe, and others made me grateful to be sane and sober.  I was especially enthralled in the story because I am familiar with the struggles of addiction and recovery.  To hear Nikki Six's innermost thoughts, fears, and battles in his own words makes this book one you can't put down.  This is an honest look at the fall taken by a famous rock star due to drugs... and his choice to pick himself up and live life differently.  

Since this is written in a diary format, it is very informal.  There are excerpts from Nikki Six's song lyrics added in here and there, as well as little dark drawings and actual photographs.  In addition to the excerpts from the diary of Nikki Six, there are comments and writings from the other characters in Nikki's life who were either involved or close to him.

This book is dedicated to alcoholics and drug addicts who have the courage to try to recover.  I think it is amazing for someone so high profile who has struggled so hard, to put himself out there like this in the hopes of helping others.  A definite must read in my opinion.

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July 18, 2010
You might like Tommy Lee's autobiography as well. They certainly lead a soap opera like lifestyle.
July 18, 2010
Sounds like an interesting read. The diary format probably makes the book more accessible to the general public. The additions of the song lyrics, drawings, and photography sound like they add a lot of detail to an already deep book. Great review!
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Quick Tip by . July 16, 2010
Amazing insight into the world of rock and drugs... an interesting look into addiction and the struggles that accompany it.
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ISBN-10: 0-7434-8628-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-7434-8628-6
Photographer: P.R. Brown at Bau-da Design Lab
Author: Nikki Six with Ian Gihins
Genre: Autobiography, Addiction
Publisher: MTV/Pocket Books (May 1, 1999)
Date Published: 2007
Format: Paperback
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