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Until it was eclipsed almost entirely by doom He also explores the shape of addiction how its pattern not its cause can be traced to the past Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man is an utterly compelling narrative lyrical irresistible harsh honest and beautifully written from which you simply cannot look aw 35 STARSThis is my first Audio book that I have listened to without also following along in an actual book I don t really know how I feel about it But I m going to do my best to explain First off this book was actually uite difficult for me to finish Multiple times I found myself debating whether to just stop listening and start a different book instead Why you ask Well because I m a recovering addict myself Currently I have 15 days short of 2 and a half years clean and sober Although crack wasn t my only drug of choice or even my main one this audiobook was extremely triggering for me Luckily I have been in recovery long enough to have made plans for such things in order to keep me from relapsing Not to mention my beautiful daughter who is now almost 10 months old She keeps me sober I know I have to d

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Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir

Ry nearly his lifeWhat is it that leads an exceptional young mind want to disappear Clegg makes stunningly clear the attraction of the drug that had him in its thrall capturing in scene after scene the drama tension and paranoiac nightmare of a secret life and the exhilarating bliss that came again and again This is the story of a privileged white dude who apparently became addicted to crack than anyone has ever been addicted to crack ever before He blames this on his childhood which although not perfect is certainly no worse than the childhoods of countless people who have never smoked crack even once He treats all his friends and loved ones shockingly poorly because all he cares about is crack but they stay loyal to him anyway I guess because they re all codependent In a way this book was kind of like crack in that I wanted to keep reading it until there was no book left to read but the whole time I knew deep down that it was really bad for me and when it was all over I felt wretched In conclusion with all the addiction memoirs out there I don t really see why anyone needs to read this one

Summary Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir

Bill Clegg had a thriving business as a literary agent a supportive partner trusting colleagues and loving friends when he walked away from his world and embarked on a two month crack binge He had been released from rehab nine months earlier and his relapse would cost him his home his money his career and ve One of the finest memoirs I ve come across and I read a heck of a lot of them To be great a memoir has to plunk you right in the middle of a set of experiences that might be diametrically opposed to your own and make it all so real that you feel you are living it Through this book I followed literary agent Bill Clegg on dozens of taxi rides between generic hotel rooms and bar toilets and New York City offices and apartments together we smoked innumerable crack pipes and guzzled dozens of bottles of vodka while letting partners and family members down and spiraling further down into paranoia and sualorEvery structural and stylistic decision works the present tense short paragraphs speech set out in italics occasional flashback chapters including to the childhood shame of an odd urinary condition dista


10 thoughts on “Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir

  1. says:

    Heavy stuff and holy f Okay will try to give this a proper review This is one hell of a ride on the dark side of crack cocaine addiction While I usually like my addiction memoirs with a heavy heaping of recovery this focused mostly on the addiction itself Sometimes though the story itself can be so powerful it needs to be

  2. says:

    One of the finest memoirs I’ve come across and I read a heck of a lot of them To be great a memoir has to plunk you right in the middle of a set of experiences that might be diametrically opposed to your own and make it all so real that you feel you are living it Through this book I followed literary agent Bill Clegg on dozens of taxi rides

  3. says:

    Bill Clegg had it all a glamorous prestigious job as a literary agent; a handsome and caring indie filmmaker boyfriend; a gorgeous Manhattan apartment; a glittering social life; J Crew catalogue model good looksBut he risked throwing it all away – along with tens of thousands of dollars – because of his addiction to crack cocaine a dow

  4. says:

    This book was pretty engaging There is a train wrecky appeal and Clegg is pretty good with phrase I especially liked it when he described a woman's accent as trickyI would have liked it better if he had really re

  5. says:

    This was dreadful Not the writing which was effective and uite good but the picture it painted A dizzying memoir of the two month crack binge that defined rock bottom for a once rising star this was depressing paranoid con

  6. says:

    This is the story of a privileged white dude who apparently became addicted to crack than anyone has ever been addicted to crack ever before He blames this on his childhood which although not perfect is certainly no worse than the childhoods of countless people who have never smoked crack even once He treats all his friends and loved ones sho

  7. says:

    Sure I read it hence two stars and I read it uickly because 1 I'm addicted to books about screw ups AND 2 I'm constantly looking for something that will make me feel differently about this particular disease This memoir ma

  8. says:

    35 STARSThis is my first Audio book that I have listened to without also following along in an actual book I don't really know how I feel about it But I'm going to do my best to explain First off this book was actually uite difficult for me to finish Multiple times I found myself debating whether to just stop listening and start a different book instead Why you ask Well because I'm a recovering addict myself C

  9. says:

    I admit that I am a sucker for stories about addiction You could even say I am addicted to them groan But now I know what I want for my last meal and it is a nice chunk of crack Really it sounds like something that

  10. says:

    Harrowing with a can't look away oh god I want to look away uality that fairly pulls the reader through the pages I know crack addicts but haven't read any accounts of the addiction from the inside and I found Clegg to be adept at gi

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