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Book by Hansen Tom
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American Junkie is the story of Hansen's life as a musician and heroin dealer in Seattle during the punk and grunge movements. It's American. It's human underground.If you've ever stood in front of the mirror and knew you'd be a better rock star than anyone ever dreamed, and later that night made it ever more true by getting drunk and higher than Jesus, then you'll like this book. If you've ever lined up coke or heroin but didn't have the guts to shoot it straight to your blood, you'll love this book. If you've ever wondered why people do drugs even when it's killing them and they know it, this book will help you understand. And if you think that all junkies are nothing but degenerates, then this book will change your mind.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 takes us 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.Biografía del autor:
Tom Hansen lives in Seattle and writes for The Nervous Breakdown. He is also an editor at KNOCK Magazine.
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