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Title
American junkie American junkie
Type
Text
Subject
Hansen, Tom, 1942-
Drug addicts--United States--Biography.
Subculture--United States.
Punk culture--United States.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
Genre Form
autobiographies
Language
English
Geographic Coverage
United States
Classification
LCC: HV5805.H335 A3 2017 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 362.29/3092 full (Assigner: dlc)
DDC: B full (Assigner: dlc)
BIO026000 (Source: bisacsh)
Identified By
Lccn: 2017004005
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"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 maps his heroin addiction, 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Authorized Access Point
Hansen, Tom, 1942- American junkie