American Junkie

American Junkie

eBook - 2017
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"Takes you to the gristle-chewing tracks of the gnarly Emerald City before the first wave of Sub Pop loving kids arrived.” Chris Estey, KEXP Radio, Seattle

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.
"Takes you to the gristle-chewing tracks of the gnarly Emerald City before the first wave of Sub Pop loving kids arrived.” Chris Estey, KEXP Radio, Seattle

Publisher: Soft Skull Press, 2017
ISBN: 9781593766719 (electronic bk.)
1593766718 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK B HANSEN
Characteristics: 1 online resource ()

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A memoir set in Seattle's city's post-punk/ early grunge days. You'll wonder how the author survived the devastating injuries of his heroin addiction. A gritty, absorbing read.

A memoir set in Seattle's city's post-punk/ early grunge days. You'll wonder how the author survived the devastating injuries of his heroin addiction. A gritty, absorbing read.


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