American Junkie

American Junkie

Book - 2017 | Soft Skull Press edition
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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Soft Skull Press, 2017
Edition: Soft Skull Press edition
ISBN: 9781593766641 (softcover)
1593766645 (softcover)
Branch Call Number: B HANSEN 2017
Characteristics: vi, 260 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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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.

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