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Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man and Ninety Days

by Bill Clegg

Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man and Ninety Days Synopsis

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 and Ninety Days Press Reviews

Destined to become a cult classic of writing on drug addiction. * Irvine Welsh [Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man] * It's an honest and wonderfully crafted book by a man as intoxicated by language as he was by crack - A.L. Kennedy. * Guardian [Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man] * I loved Bill Clegg's Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man because of its unflinching honesty... There is a passage in it in that is among the most tender and desperate I have ever read. It is also extremely funny. * Observer [Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man] *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784708191
Publication date: 4th October 2018
Author: Bill Clegg
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 400 pages
Categories: Memoirs, Autobiography: literary, Drugs trade / drug trafficking,

About Bill Clegg

Bill Clegg is the author of the bestselling memoirs Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man and Ninety Days. His first novel, Did You Ever Have a Family, was longlisted for the Booker Prize.

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