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Leaving Dirty Jersey: A Crystal Meth Memoir Free download Å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ With his nickname Dirty Jersey tattooed on the inside of his left forearm James Salant wanted everyone to know he was a tough guy At the age of eighteen after one too many run ins with the cops for drug possPples with his attraction to the thuggish life eschewing easy answers his parents both therapists were loving and supportive and his family's subtle dysfunctions typical of almost any American familyExploring the allure and effects of the least understood drug of our time Leaving Dirty Jersey is that rarity among memoirs a compulsively readable superbly told story that is shocking precisely because it could happen to almost anyo. Humm I am not really sure how I feel about this book I don't want to give it a bad review because it was ok I just felt that some of it may have been fabricated How could a guy so strung out on meth and heroin remember such definite details of what happened to him where it happened and when it all happened I just don't know It was really hard to feel bad for him James the author and subject of this memoir I didn't feel sorry for him I couldn't understand what he was going through why he was going through it and I couldn't understand his parents babying him for years I got this book second hand at a thrift store I wanted to hear what he had to say about the mean streets of Riverside as I live close by there I don't think I learned anything new from reading this I got no insight into the mind of addiction which I was looking for I already know that drugs are bad 3 Stars

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Among not so petty ones until a near psychotic episode among other things convinced him to clean upIn stark prose infused with heartbreaking insight wicked humor and complete veracity Salant provides graphic descriptions of life on crystal meth the incredible sex drive the paranoia the cravings He details the slang the scams and the psychoses and weaves them into a narrative that is breathtakingly honest and authentic Salant gra. I'm not gonna lie I mostly read this because I like New Jersey ask me about my tattoo It's about a tough guy who moves from New Jersey to California to be tough which is m y life story too but ultimately it's the story of a rich kid with rich parents who decides to be a badass on his parents' money talking about how smart he was for scamming his parents' money telling stories about how Oh man I w as so fucked up I wanted acknowledgment of the privilege he had and instead I got a bunch of y'know gritty stories about the harsh seedy realities of the drug world Whatever There's also at the end him being like So all these great things happened and helped me turn my life around because I'm lucky when I wanted him to be like because I'm white come from money and ultimately the stakes for the shit I was pulling were never really that high; I could always just go home Which is annoying And also in the end when he's like 'I figured out that being tough just isn't cool' I'm like Well then why are you writing a book about how tough you arewere I think the answer might be that his paradigm is exploit what privilege you've got which feels gross to me Still I read it it was readable he writes well enough I didn't throw it across the room I'm just like whatever I'm not sure why I read the whole thing except that I used to take drugs too and I like to remember taking drugs 'cause it was a pretty good time in my life too Because I'm a hypocrite or something I don't know I used to be able to read drug memoirs with so much credulity less criticism But now I'm tired and old

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Leaving Dirty Jersey A Crystal Meth MemoirWith his nickname Dirty Jersey tattooed on the inside of his left forearm James Salant wanted everyone to know he was a tough guy At the age of eighteen after one too many run ins with the cops for drug possession he left his upper middle class home in Princeton New Jersey for a stint at a rehab facility in Riverside California Instead of getting clean he spent his year there shooting crystal meth and living as a petty criminal. What I learned from this book is that there are three major compulsive behaviors exhibited by meth addicts tweaking rooting and sketching I also learned that pathos aside meth can be as funny as crack Lastly I learned that if you are a suburban kid obsessed with recreating yourself a la the thug life and become a hollow and disgusting drug addict it helps to have two rich parents back in New Jersey willing to cut any manner of check to send you to rehab This way you can dry out get a nice job and eventually write a mono dimensional account of your life on the hard meth strewn streets of California that will get written up for no apparent or good reason in the New York Times That's what Leaving Dirty Jersey taught me