❮Reading❯ ➶ Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man: A Memoir ➮ Author Bill Clegg – Dolove.info

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 Very 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 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 Away


About the Author: Bill Clegg

Bill Clegg is a literary agent in New York He is the author of the novel Did You Ever Have A Family and the memoirs Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man and Ninety Days He has written for the New York Times, Lapham s Quarterly, New York magazine, The Guardian, and Harper s Bazaar.



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 o


  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


  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


  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 tricky I would have liked it better if he had really reflected on the way his race class kept hi


  5. 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 p


  6. says:

    Sure I read it hence two stars , and I read it quickly 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 makes me sick I don t care about Bill Cleg


  7. says:

    3.5 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 quite difficult for me to finish Multiple times I f


  8. 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 everyone should experience once in a lifetime but can t for ob


  9. says:

    Harrowing, with a can t look away oh god I want to look away quality 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 giving a sense of what serious substance abuse mus


  10. says:

    It doesn t feel the least bit wrong in those first seconds after exhaling the familiar smoke, no than a reunion with an old friend, a returning to the most incredible conversation I ve ever had, one that got interrupted seven months ago and, now that it s started up again, hasn t skipped


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