Here, Nikki shares those diary entries -- some poetic, some scatterbrained, some bizarre -- and reflects on that time. Joining him are Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Slash, Rick Nielsen, Bob Rock, and a host of ex-managers, ex-lovers, and more.
Brutally honest, utterly riveting, and shockingly moving, The Heroin Diaries follows Nikki during the year he plunged to rock bottom -- and his courageous decision to pick himself up and start living again.
Nikki Sixx got everything he wanted. Fame, women, a kickass rock and roll band and all the drugs you ever wanted. Except that he wasn’t happy. He knew he was addicted and struggled to come to terms with flushing out his demons. So how can one have everything you ever dreamed of and still be miserable? The tale weaves one of abandonment, lack of interest in authority and being driven to do exactly what you want to do. I am not so sure being driven was even a choice within him to make. Some people are born with a mission, and Motley was a vision well before all the pieces fell together to come to fruition.
This tale is corroborated by band members and managers dealing with Motley at the time. Inserts and excerpts give their opinions and viewpoints as to what what happening to Nikki and themselves. It is interesting to see where one’s head is at during different phases of their life. This is one is not uncommon to others such as Slash from GNR or Keith Richards from the Rolling Stones, yet is does differ in the set up of actual diary accounts. I found the style interesting and quick to read. In fact I read this book in a day. I liked the honesty and willingness to improve oneself through discipline and hard work. I give this bio a 5 of 5 star rating.