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  • Published: 15 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9781784708191
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $24.99

Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man and Ninety Days



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.

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.

  • Published: 15 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9781784708191
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Bill Clegg

Bill Clegg is the author of the bestselling memoirs Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man and Ninety Days. His first novel, Did You Ever Have a Family, was longlisted for the Booker Prize.

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Praise for Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man and Ninety Days

Destined to become a cult classic of writing on drug addiction.

Irvine Welsh [Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man]

It's an honest and wonderfully crafted book by a man as intoxicated by language as he was by crack – A.L. Kennedy.

Guardian [Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man]

I loved Bill Clegg's Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man because of its unflinching honesty... There is a passage in it in that is among the most tender and desperate I have ever read. It is also extremely funny.

Observer [Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man]

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