Nikki Sixx’s Heroin Diaries Reaches New York Times Best-Seller List


September 27, 2007

Founding MOTLEY CRUE member Nikki Sixx’s new book, “The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star” (released September 18 via MTV Pocketbooks/Simon & Schuster), has debuted at 7 on The New York Times Book Review non-fiction best-seller list.

In one of the most extraordinary memoirs of addiction ever published, Sixx shares mesmerizing diary entries from the year he spiraled out of control in a haze of heroin and cocaine, presented alongside riveting commentary from people who were there at the time, and from Nikki himself. Adding unparalleled depth to his project, Sixx created “The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack”, which was inspired by the dark and crippling diary entries and written/produced by SIXX: A.M. (Sixx, James Michael and DJ Ashba), as a unique way to create awareness.

The book’s entrance in the Top 10 of the Best Seller list equals the success of “The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack”, which entered the Billboard Independent album chart at 7 upon its release in August. The album’s first single, “Life is Beautiful”, just entered the Top 10 at active rock radio and the video is getting massive rotation at Fuse, where Sixx has made appearances on a number of the network’s shows.

In addition to the impressive chart numbers of the book, CD and single, publisher MTV Pocketbooks/Simon & Schuster point to the fact that in only its first week of publication, shipments of “The Heroin Diaries” have already exceeded the hardcover totals of MOTLEY CRUE’s infamous autobiography, “The Dirt”.

On the day of its release, “The Heroin Diaries” sold out at the Los Angeles Borders Books & Music where Sixx was holding a signing, and according to Lita Weissman, the District Marketing Manager at Borders: “We’ve had many book signings here at Borders but this was absolutely one of the biggest.” Earlier this week at a signing held at New York City’s Virgin Megastore in Times Square over 600 books were purchased. As multiple mega bookstore chains continue to mass re-order shipments at the fear of selling out, “The Heroin Diaries” is a top 10 seller at Barnes & Noble and Borders and is steadily rising to top 10 at

Twenty-five percent of the book’s profits will be donated to Running Wild In The Night — Sixx’s fundraising initiative for Covenant House California, which helps keep runaway, abused and abandoned youth off the streets.

Upcoming Nikki Sixx book signings:

Toronto, Canada
Friday, September 28
7:00 p.m.
Chapters Festival Hall
142 John Street

San Diego, Ca
Monday, October 1
12:30 p.m.
Borders Mission Valley 225
1072 Camino Del Rio North

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