Crash and Burn

Crash and Burn

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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At a high point in his career, Artie Lange performed a sold-out show in Carnegie Hall-and he did it with a pocketful of heroin. In the midst of a deep, self-destructive depression, addicted to heroin, cocaine, and prescription drugs, he lashed out at everyone around him-from his co-hosts on The Howard Stern Show to celebrity guests and even his longtime friends. Then came his legendary meltdown on-air, with 6 million people listening, after which Lange pulled himself together enough to go to a buddy's bachelor party in Amsterdam. He never made the party, but instead used the trip as an opportunity to hole up in his hotel room with a prostitute and do drugs. By turns dark and harrowing, hilarious and poignant, and always drop-dead honest, Crash and Burn is a blow-by-blow account of Lange's years of addiction, a suicide attempt (which he relates in terrifying detail), hitting rock bottom, stints in rehab, and painful relapses. With the help and support of friends and family, Lange manages to recover and get his life and career back on track. And despite his slip-ups, backslides, and permanent losses, Artie Lange forges on. From drugs to sports to falling in love, Lange tells all in Crash and Burn, the story of his life that is as shocking as it is funny, ever tempered by his characteristic humor, self-awareness, and inimitable way with words.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2013.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781452698069
1452698066
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 54 min.)) : digital.

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Agent13 Jul 17, 2014

I read his first book, "Too Fat To Fish" and enjoyed it. I am a fan of his and I am trying to understand why certain people lead lives that take them to dark alleys and paths. Reading this book helped me see what Artie, and others like him, have endured.

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julcliff7357
Feb 18, 2014

A frank account of Artie's life and his continual struggles with his demons from his past and his current heroin addiction. He has a very addictive personality so has trouble with alcohol, painkillers, uppers, you name it. He is one interesting fellow! I recommend this book or audio CD. I listened to it but it wasn't narrated by Lange as his To Fat to Fish was...
It was still very good however.

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