PDF READ Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir


  • Hardcover
  • 222
  • Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir
  • Bill Clegg
  • English
  • 20 September 2019
  • 9780316054676

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    Free download Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Bill Clegg PDF READ Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir 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

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    PDF READ Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir 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 mid

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    PDF READ Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir 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 looks

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    Free download Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Bill Clegg Bill Clegg ë 2 Free read PDF READ Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir 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 che

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    Bill Clegg ë 2 Free read PDF READ Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir 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 confusion that was palpable Deeply sad my heart broke for “Noah” and I was disappointed to

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    Bill Clegg ë 2 Free read Free download Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Bill Clegg PDF READ Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir This is the story of a privileged white dude who apparently became addicted to crack than anyone has ever been addicted to crack ever

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    Bill Clegg ë 2 Free read Free download Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Bill Clegg Review Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir 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 bo

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    PDF READ Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir Free download Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Bill Clegg 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 Currentl

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    PDF READ Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir I admit that I am a sucker for stories about addiction You could even say I am addicted to them groan But now I kn

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    PDF READ Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir 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 giving a sense of what serious substance abuse must be like for the user The rampant paranoia the way the drug ex

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Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir

Review Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir Characters ✓ 2 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. 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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Review Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir Characters ✓ 2 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 distanced through third person narration Clegg achieves a perfect balance between his feelings at the time being out of control and utterly enslaved to his next hit and the hindsight that allows him to see what a pathetic figure he was becoming The book s last chapter the last paragraph in particular is just about breathtakingI ll try not to go overboard with uotes but here are two excellent passages one describing his initiation into crack with an older man a former neighbor and the other freezing the moment when he realizes just how low he has sunkThe taste is like medicine or cleaning fluid but also a little sweet like limes The smoke billows out into the living room past Fitz like a great unfurling dragon As he watches the cloud spread and curl he feels the high at first as a flutter then a roar A surge of new energy pounds through every inch of him and there is a moment of perfect oblivion where he is aware of nothing and everything A kind of peace breaks out behind his eyes It spreads down from his temples into his chest to his hands and everywhere It storms through him kinetic sexual euphoric like a magnificent hurricane raging at the speed of light It is the warmest most tender caress he has ever felt and then as it recedes the coldest hand He misses the feeling even before it s left him and not only does he want he needs itMy towel comes off again and I see in the mirror a rickety skeleton elbows and knees and knuckles bulging like bolted wooden joints strung with thread I am the marionette I have seen hundreds of times before but never thought was me I am only sticks and strings and spasms Money gone Love gone Career gone Reputation gone Friends gone Hope gone Compassion gone Usefulness gone Second chances gone And if there had been any hesitation about dying that s gone now tooI don t know how anyone reading this could fail to feel a strong pang of compassion for Clegg The fact that he is even alive after what he put his body through let alone a recent Booker Prize nominee for his debut novel is astonishing I hope to make time for that novel very soon

Review Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir

Review Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir Characters ✓ 2 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