Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man

In his utterly compulsive narrative, Bill Clegg leads us through the grimiest back-rooms of Manhattan's underbelly, through scenes of blank-eyed sex and squalor, into the febrile paranoia of a mind gone out of control.

Author: Bill Clegg

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446483630

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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What makes one of the most gifted, charismatic and successful literary agents in New York fall into full-blown crack-addiction: a collapse that would cost him his business, his home, many of his friends and - very nearly - his life? In his utterly compulsive narrative, Bill Clegg leads us through the grimiest back-rooms of Manhattan's underbelly, through scenes of blank-eyed sex and squalor, into the febrile paranoia of a mind gone out of control.

Portrait of an Addict As a Young Man and Ninety Days

In his utterly compulsive narrative, Bill Clegg leads us through the grimiest back-rooms of Manhattan's underbelly, through scenes of blank-eyed sex and squalor, into the febrile paranoia of a mind gone out of control.Ninety Days begins ...

Author: Bill Clegg

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: 9781784708191

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What makes one of the most gifted, charismatic and successful young literary agents in New York fall into full-blown crack-addiction: a collapse that would cost him his business, his home, many of his friends and - very nearly - his life? In his utterly compulsive narrative, Bill Clegg leads us through the grimiest back-rooms of Manhattan's underbelly, through scenes of blank-eyed sex and squalor, into the febrile paranoia of a mind gone out of control. Ninety Days begins where Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man ends - and tells the wrenching story of Bill Clegg's battle to reclaim his life. The goal is ninety: just ninety clean and sober days to loosen the hold of the addiction. But as any recovering addict knows, hitting rock bottom is just the beginning. . . Published for the first time in one volume: Bill Clegg's unflinching account of the addiction that nearly ended everything.

Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man

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 away.

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ISBN: 9780316163736

Category: Drug addicts

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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 very nearly his life. What 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 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 away.

Ninety Days

Written with uncompromised immediacy, Ninety Days begins where Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man ends-and tells the wrenching story of Clegg's battle to reclaim his life.

Author: Bill Clegg

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316201928

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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The goal is ninety. Just ninety clean and sober days to loosen the hold of the addiction that caused Bill Clegg to lose everything. With six weeks of his most recent rehab behind him he returns to New York and attends two or three meetings each day. It is in these refuges that he befriends essential allies including Polly, who struggles daily with her own cycle of recovery and relapse, and the seemingly unshakably sober Asa. At first, the support is not enough: Clegg relapses with only three days left. Written with uncompromised immediacy, Ninety Days begins where Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man ends-and tells the wrenching story of Clegg's battle to reclaim his life. As any recovering addict knows, hitting rock bottom is just the beginning.

The End of the Day

At its heart, The End of the Day is about the phenomenon of female friendship, its force and its breaking points, as well its most shaping influences-family, class, age, and power"--

Author: Bill Clegg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476798214

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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"A retired widow in rural Connecticut wakes to an unexpected visit from her childhood best friend whom she hasn't seen in forty-nine years. An older man who has traveled from Manhattan to meet his newborn granddaughter collapses in a hotel lobby in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. A sixty-seven-year-old taxi driver in Kauai receives a phone call from the mainland that jars her back to a traumatic past. Seemingly disconnected lives come together as half-century old secrets begin to surface in Bill Clegg's second novel. At its heart, The End of the Day is about the phenomenon of female friendship, its force and its breaking points, as well its most shaping influences-family, class, age, and power"--

Newsweek

BOOKS PORTRAIT OF AN ADDICT AS A YOUNG MAN BILL CLEGG AND THE
HITS KEEP COMING Is there a 12 - step group for people hooked on addiction
literature ? There should be , given the million little drug stories out there .

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New Statesman

... relationship with her father (more consensual than most) in Love Affair; Bill
Clegg, literary agent-turnedcrackhead-turned-author, elegantly expounds on his
unusual career arc in Portrait of an Addict As a Young Man; and Sandra Newman
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Did You Ever Have a Family

Includes a readers group guide (topics and questions for discussion; a conversation with the author).

Author: Bill Clegg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476798184

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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"On the eve of her daughter's wedding, June Reid's life is upended when a tragedy leaves her alone and directionless. In an effort to escape her grief, June drives across the country, away from her small Connecticut town. In her wake, a community emerges, weaving a beautiful and surprising web of connections through shared heartbreak. Everyone touched by the tragedy is changed as truths about their near and far histories finally come to light" -- Page [4] of cover.

Smacked

Although they were divorced, Eilene and Peter had been partners and friends for decades, so when she and her children were unable to reach Peter for several days, Eilene went to his house to see if he was OK. So begins Smacked, a brilliant ...

Author: Eilene Zimmerman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0525511016

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A journalist pieces together the mysteries surrounding her ex-husband’s descent into drug addiction while trying to rebuild a life for her family, taking readers on an intimate journey into the world of white-collar drug abuse. “A rare combination of journalistic rigor, personal courage, and writerly grace.”—Bill Clegg, author of Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man Something was wrong with Peter. Eilene Zimmerman noticed that her ex-husband looked thin, seemed distracted, and was frequently absent from activities with their children. She thought he looked sick and needed to see a doctor, and indeed, he told her he had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. Yet in many ways, Peter seemed to have it all: a beautiful house by the beach, expensive cars, and other luxuries that came with an affluent life. Eilene assumed his odd behavior was due to stress and overwork—he was a senior partner at a prominent law firm and had been working more than sixty hours a week for the last twenty years. Although they were divorced, Eilene and Peter had been partners and friends for decades, so when she and her children were unable to reach Peter for several days, Eilene went to his house to see if he was OK. So begins Smacked, a brilliant and moving memoir of Eilene’s shocking discovery, one that sets her on a journey to find out how a man she knew for nearly thirty years became a drug addict, hiding it so well that neither she nor anyone else in his life suspected what was happening. Eilene discovers that Peter led a secret life, one that started with pills and ended with opioids, cocaine, and methamphetamine. He was also addicted to work; the last call Peter ever made was to dial in to a conference call. Eilene is determined to learn all she can about Peter’s hidden life, and also about drug addiction among ambitious, high-achieving professionals like him. Through extensive research and interviews, she presents a picture of drug dependence today in that moneyed, upwardly mobile world. She also embarks on a journey to re-create her life in the wake of loss, both of the person—and the relationship—that profoundly defined the woman she had become.

Vanity Fair

The addiction memoir can fulfill the same cathartic function as the horror movie .
Bill Clegg doesn't necessarily break any new ground with Portrait of an Addict as
a Young Man ( Little , Brown ) , but he has written a streamlined , hair - raising ...

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Stars Cars and Crystal Meth

Jack Sutherland, the narrator and protagonist of this memoir has, you might say, led a charmed life in the face of seeming damnation.

Author: Jack Sutherland

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571323545

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Jack Sutherland, the narrator and protagonist of this memoir has, you might say, led a charmed life in the face of seeming damnation. A confirmed alcoholic in his early teens, by his twenties he was PA and bodyguard to the Hollywood stars most notably Michael Stipe, Ru Paul and Mickey Rourke. His work took him to exotic destinations around the world and bizarre encounters and requests. It also led him back to a smorgasbord of lethal addictions: alcohol, marijuana, ecstasy and perhaps most damaging of all crystal meth and the crazed chem sex that characterises its use. On the shores of death's coastline, a nine stone skeleton in a frame that once boasted the shape and tone of a bodybuilder, Jack is saved. By his father, one of the literary world's most esteemed personalities: John Sutherland. A son's memoir told through the prism and prose of a father will surely take its place among the classics of contemporary addiction and recovery stories like A Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man and Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. Stars, Cars & Crystal Meth lifts the lid on the shadow world of the Hollywood PA with grim but ultimately inspiring honesty.

American Journal of Public Health

The extent to which drug addicts as a class were feared and despised 10 years
after the Harrison Act was fully apparent ... and began to shoot morphine 26 The
portrait of the new American addict that was emerging was of a young man adrift
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The APHA

The extent to which drug addicts as a class were feared and despised 10 years
after the Harrison Act was fully ... 26 The portrait of the new American addict that
was emerging was of a young man adrift , someone without solid roots or any ...

Author: Elizabeth Fee

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Category: Public health

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From Dusk to Dawn

Lacy was a young gentle woman who was abused in life by her father and the man that she loved .To cover her pain she went on a road to self destruction finding her comfort in a crack pipe.

Author: Cynthia Diane Brown

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462874061

Category: Fiction

Page: 177

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Lacy was a young gentle woman who was abused in life by her father and the man that she loved .To cover her pain she went on a road to self destruction finding her comfort in a crack pipe. She found herself out of control. Her desire for the drug turned her into a blood thirsty vampire, ready to suck the life out of anybody that had a dollar. Soon she found herself without a family or a real life. The streets of California had sucked her in, chewed her up and spit her out. She had become lower than the trash on the streets.

Proteus

... a literary autobiography , and a self - analysis of the psychosexual
development of a young man in postwar America . ... for its poignant and tragic
portrayal of Ryan ' s dying alcoholic father as it is for its portrait of the genesis of a
sex addict .

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