Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man: A Memoir

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What makes one of the most gifted, charismatic and successful literary agents in New York fall into full-blown crack-addiction: a collapse that would cost him his business, his home, many of his friends and - very nearly - his life?

In his utterly compulsive narrative, Bill Clegg leads us through the grimiest back-rooms of Manhattan's underbelly, through scenes of blank-eyed sex and squalor, into the febrile paranoia of a mind gone out of control.

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"Beautifully measured and adroitly paced ... mixing a matter-of-fact eye for detail with just enough emotion to unsettle and engross ... Addictive and masterful" (Julian Hall The Independent)

"A gripping, graphic memoir that pounds relentlessly to its climax" ( The Times)

"It has the power and precision of the best contemporary fiction. It does what the best writing always does, which is to make Clegg's experience part of your own" (Andrew O'Hagan)

"It's a remarkable achievement when a writer can evoke the most desperate episodes of addiction with the unflinching honesty required to make such a memoir worth reading, yet somehow manage to completely transcend sleaze, sordidness and vapid self-justification. Bill Clegg's story of a man - largely locked in hotel rooms, engaged in a desperate, heart-wrenching battle with himself - is destined to become a cult classic of writing on drug addiction" (Irvine Welsh)

"Beautifully written and elegantly frank... lyrical, funny and shattering" (A.L.Kennedy)

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A masterful account of a crack-addict's freefall .

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