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Bill Clegg’s memoir, Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man, sizzles with the thrills, pain, and crushing delusions of a long-term affair with crack. What makes it stand out from the avalanche of addict memoirs on the market is Clegg’s ability to tell his story with objectivity and insight, without ever presenting himself as victim.
“It is never said, but it is clear that it is over, that our lives, bound together for so long, will now be lived apart. Everything that we were, the whole magical, horrible opera, is now over. We are only a table apart but we’re in different worlds. He seems less like a person and more like a fragment from a dream I once had, some nocturnal wonder I cannot revive after sleep, only remember.”