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Bill Clegg

Biography

Bill Clegg

Bill Clegg had a thriving business as a literary agent, representing a growing list of writers. He had 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 to 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

Books by Bill Clegg

by Bill Clegg - Memoir, Nonfiction

The goal is 90. Just 90 clean and sober days to loosen the hold of the addiction that caused Bill Clegg to lose everything. With 73 days in rehab behind him, he returns to New York and attends two or three meetings each day. It is in these refuges that he befriends essential allies. But at first, the support is not enough: Clegg relapses for the first time with only three days left.

by Bill Clegg

Bill Clegg had a thriving business as a literary agent 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 very nearly cost him his life.