American Junkie

American Junkie

Soft Skull Press Edition 2017

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Publisher's Synopsis

"In American Junkie, Tom Hansen takes us non-stop into a land of desperate addicts, failed punk bands, and brushes with sad fame, selling drugs during the Seattle grunge years. It's a story that maps his heroin addiction, from the promise of a young life to the prison of a mattress, from budding musician to broken down junkie, drowning in syringes and cigarette butts, shooting heroin into wounds the size of softballs, and ultimately, a ride to a hospital for a six-month stay and a painful self-discovery that cuts down to the bone. Through it all he never really loses his step, never lets go of his smarts, and always projects quintessential American reason, humor, and hope to make a story not only about drugs, but a compelling study of vulnerability and toughness"--.

Book information

ISBN: 9781593766641
Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
Imprint: Soft Skull Press
Pub date:
Edition: Soft Skull Press Edition 2017
DEWEY: 362.293092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 330g
Height: 228mm
Width: 153mm
Spine width: 21mm