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Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man - A Memoir

Bill Clegg

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joshua Ferris

Length:

4h 54m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:39


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:14