Good Lust Charm with a Chill Technique (New Wave and the Art of Heroin Maintenance Book 2) Kindle Edition
|Length: 75 pages|
- Book 2 of 2 in New Wave and the Art of Heroin Maintenance (2 Book Series)
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He has attempted to reach a balance between what he thinks he wants and what he thinks he needs by exploring spirituality and materialism both on and off drugs and new wave music, in urban as well as rural environments. All of this, of course, has been to no avail. His New Wave and the Art of Heroin Maintenance series reflect this struggle.
Two excerpts of New Wave and the Art of Heroin Maintenance, "Raven on Heroin" and "Raven in the Motel Room," have been featured in Horror Sleaze Trash Magazine. (http://www.horrorsleazetrash.com/flash-fiction/sebastian-briglia-raven-in-the-motel-room/, http://www.horrorsleazetrash.com/flash-fiction/sebastian-briglia-raven-on-heroin/). As a journalist, he has only written under his real name at The Italian Tribune News in Newark, NJ, where he worked as a staff writer over a decade ago. The rest of his journalistic and feature writing has been published under a pen name. He currently works in public relations and plays guitar in the New York band Like Herding Cats (http://www.likeherdingcatsmusic.com/). Their eponymous EP had just won The Deli Magazine's NYC Artist of the Month Award when he joined.
Sebastian Briglia's Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/new.wave.art and his Twitter name is @Sebriglia.
He posts his impressions of everything from working the graveyard shift in the city to what addiction actually has to do with New Wave on http://memoirs-of-addiction.com.
Top Customer Reviews
Much like Jim Carroll’s Basketball Diaries, this book is the first person narration of a fearless Kerouacian—he’s whimsical and lyrical, brutally honest and erotic, wild with flavors and tastes and the insider’s nod that you have finally arrived where it’s at. This is a fantastic story and I look forward to more from Sebastian Briglia.
This unabashed, richly detailed book makes the gritty reality of heroin addiction accessible and unromantic. Desperate for drug money, Sebastian "sells himself to science," enrolling in multiple medical studies on the physiological effects of heroin, speed and other drugs to get a free high, mentioning the times he was "too busy scratching and nodding to do anything." He does jail time (sleeping on the floor with a roll of toilet paper under his head due to overcrowding), freezes and sweats through withdrawal, and accidentally shoots up coke thinking it's white powder Chinese heroin.
No anecdote or description ever feels meant for shock value; it's all just a matter-of-fact telling infused with reflections on the thought process of an addict. Sebastian shows us how vulnerable we are to addiction, while reminding us that the high never lasts. No matter how much we try to divorce ourselves from reality, it is always there, waiting.
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