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Inhaltsangabe: 'When I was eighteen years old and a drug addict, I left my home and upper-middle-class, educated family in Princeton, NJ, having been sent to Riverside, California, ostensibly for rehabilitation. Instead, I ended up spending almost exactly one year shooting crystal meth and living as a petty criminal...' "Leaving Dirty Jersey" is the compellingly crafted tale of James Salant's descent into crystal meth addiction. Written at the age of only twenty-two, this memoir chronicles his year-long addiction with complete honesty and heartbreaking candour. Brought up in a stable, middle-class family, the second son of two therapists, he was introduced to heroin at seventeen by his brother Joe. A spell in rehab introduced him to a bunch of ex-convicts, and he soon fell into the thuggish, drifting lifestyle of meth addiction. He details the specific behaviour induced by using crystal meth - 'sketching' is meth-induced paranoia, 'tweaking' is becoming compulsively enthralled in an activity that can be as simple as tying a shoe or finding a vein, and 'rooting' is a form of tweaking that involves looking for something that doesn't exist - and skilfully weaves the scams and the psychoses into the narrative in a voice that is so open and authentic it's hard to believe he is still so young. With graphic descriptions of life on crystal meth - the insatiable sex drive, the paranoia, the desperate need for more drugs to sustain the high - James' writing mimics the emotional detachment of the drug and the wired yet aimless life it induces. It was to take a near-psychotic event to finally get him to clean up. Given the nickname "Dirty Jersey", while living as a tough guy-junkie in California, James had it tattooed on the inside of his left arm. There, it remains as a graphic and permanent reminder of his past life as a junkie.
Über den Autor: James Salant has been clean for over two-and-a-half years. Since his release from a court-mandated stay at a rehabilitation program in Secaucus, New Jersey, he has lived in East Windsor, New Jersey, and worked as the Office Manager of Comprehensive Educational Resources, an educational consulting firm which manages the Thomas J. Rubino Academy. He is also a Floor Trainer at Momentum Fitness, a health club in Princeton.
Titel: Leaving Dirty Jersey: A Crystal Meth Memoir
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Buchbeschreibung Ebury Press, 2007. Buchzustand: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 5500546
Buchbeschreibung Ebury Press, 2007. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Leaving Dirty Jersey This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9053-9780091920333
Buchbeschreibung Ebury Press, 2007. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Leaving Dirty Jersey This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7719-9780091920333
Buchbeschreibung Ebury Press 05/04/2007, 2007. Buchzustand: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9053-9780091920333
Buchbeschreibung Ebury. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0091920337 missing fep, with plastic cover. Buchnummer des Verkäufers L0116618
Buchbeschreibung Ebury Press, London, 2007. Buchzustand: Used - Very Good. VG paperback. 1st edition. A clean copy in tight binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BOOKS097587I
Buchbeschreibung Ebury, 2007. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 91920337