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FREE READ Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir 107 Ð 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 hiUntil 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. 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 makes me sick I don't care about Bill Clegg's self indulgent childhood issues In fact they bore me He comes across as an insecure egotistical name dropper who clearly has a long way to go if in fact he is still recovering Much like all books about addiction my heart goes out to his family and the countless others he has hurt

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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 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 reflected on the way his raceclass kept him out of jail While I was really fascinated by the idea that there are secret crack addicts everywhere Clegg could have been omre reflective about the fact that addicts who can't check into Manhattan hotels to get high and order vodka for room service who stumble home to buildings that don't have doormen these folks go to jail forever or dieMaybe it's not fair to judge him for not having a social justice agenga but I found myself wanting to shake him particularly when he is so high and disheveled that he can't check into a hotel I think it's the W so he goes to SoHo to buy a new cashmere sweaterThe writing is strongest and most self aware when Clegg recounts some really painful moments from his childhood He employs a risky device of talking about his child self in third person but he pulls it off

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Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A MemoirBill 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. 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 told This is one mans journey from his first wonderful high to the brink of death What I loved the most was Cleggs writing and it's interesting to know that Clegg also wrote Did you ever have a Family I was literally on the edge of my seat reading in horror as addiction consumes each and every good thing in Cleggs life It's amazing what addiction can do Honestly this book broke my heart I'm looking forward to his seuel 90 Days which chronicles his recovery struggles