Junkie Love

Junkie Love am Kindle Powerful book Took me a couple of extra days to finish it but it was one of those intense novels I needed to take a break from every now and then Joe Clifford has a str

Junkie Love am Kindle Powerful book. Took me a couple of extra days to finish it, but it was one of those intense novels I needed to take a break from every now and then. Joe Clifford has a strong, honest voice. Although he wronged friends and loved ones and made so many poor decisions that made me want to scream, I couldn't help but root for him to improve his life and get better. This novel is a definite five stars. Loved every page of it.. From the cow fields of Connecticut to the streets of San Francisco, Joe Clifford s Junkie Love traverses the lost highways of America, down the rocky roads of mental illness to the dead ends of addiction Based on Clifford s own harrowing experience with drugs as a rock n roll wannabe in the 1990s, the book draws on the best of Kerouac the Beats, injecting a heavyFrom the cow fields of Connecticut to the streets of San Francisco, Joe Clifford s Junkie Love traverses the lost highways of America, down the rocky roads of mental illness to the dead ends of addiction Based on Clifford s own harrowing experience with drugs as a rock n roll wannabe in the 1990s, the book draws on the best of Kerouac the Beats, injecting a heavy dose of pulp fiction as it threads a rollicking narrative through a doomed love triangle, lit up by the many strange characters he meets along the way Part road story, part resurrection tale, Junkie Love finds a way to laugh in one s darkest hour, while never abandoning its heart in search of a home.. Bestseller Kindle Junkie Love This was a very well-written memoir about the horror of addiction. Joe was pretty much addicted to every drug there is, as well as addicted to women. His wife, Cathy, was a mentally disturbed woman, often hospitalized for bouts of 'madness' yet he remained married to her and introduced her to his junkie lifestyle. Marriage did not stop Joe from falling for other women, though. He moves frm New England to San Fransisco after reading Jack Kerouac's books while on a train in Europe and deciding that SF is the city for him. He spends ten years living in crackhouses, sheds, trailers, shelters, hospitals, rehabs and jail. He suffers from infections, skin diseases, and almost has a hand amputated after shooting 'bad speed' into a vein on his right hand. This is not a pretty or glamorous tale, but the writing is great- often entire scenes (mostly describing the city) read like long stretches of lyrical poetry. If you are looking for a no-holds-barred book on addiction, look no farther. --Jen from Quebec :0)
Junkie Love by Joe Clifford Junkie Love is a romance, but it doesn t so much involve the women in the book It s fundamentally a love story about heroin We follow the narrator from past to present and back again, from speed freaks trailer floors, to homeless shelters, to rehabs. Junkie Love Clifford, Joe Books Mar , Junkie Love is Joe Clifford s second novel and as he says in his introduction, one way or another it has taken him most of his life to complete It is indeed a love story, although not necessarily in the conventional sense, a junkie romance is never that straight forward. Junkie Love A Story of Recovery and Redemption Clifford Junkie Love is a romance, but it doesn t so much involve the women in the book It s fundamentally a love story about heroin We follow the narrator from past to present and back again, from speed freaks trailer floors, to homeless shelters, to rehabs. Junkie Love A Story of Recovery and Junkie Love follows the roughly ten years Clifford spent wandering the streets of San Francisco and beyond, first as a wannabe rock star, and then as another homeless junkie with his head lost in the stars. Junkie Love by Phil Shoenfelt Set in Camden Town, London, during the late s, Junkie Love is a study of addiction and loss, a nihilistic love story for the blank generation Focusing on the psycho pathology of addiction, it takes a look at what happens when hope disappears and hedonism turns to despair and self loathing. Junkie Love Home Facebook Junkie Love , likes talking about this Art and Decor recreated with love from recycled and pre loved materials For the love of junk WHITEGOLD ft Doobie JunKee LUV official Video YouTube Jul , videos Play all Mix WHITEGOLD ft Doobie JunKee LUV official Video YouTube WHITEGOLD Lil Wyte On My Way OMW Official Video Duration WhiteGold ,, views Love and Romance Horoscopes The Horoscope Junkie AstroSage Weekly love and astrology horoscopes based on your Moon Sign Monday Update Astroscope Me Free Love Horoscopes by Rob Tillett Your love mood meter for the week Cafe Astrology Yearly Love Horoscope Cosmic World Your weekly love horoscope with Madam Lichtenstein, internationally syndicated. Junkie Oct , Directed by Tim Russ With Christian Kane, Tim Russ, James Duval, Eve Mauro A rock bottom junkie trades a needle for a gun and sparks an explosive conflict with the local cartel, when you ve lost the will to live, you ain t afraid to die inspired by true events AKA Miles to go.

  1. Joe Clifford is acquisitions editor for Gutter Books and producer of Lip Service West, a gritty, real, raw reading series in Oakland, CA Joe is the author of several books, including Junkie Love, Lamentation, and December Boys, as well as editor of Trouble in the Heartland Crime Stories Based on the Songs of Bruce Springsteen Joe s writing can be found at joeclifford.

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  1. Powerful book Took me a couple of extra days to finish it, but it was one of those intense novels I needed to take a break from every now and then Joe Clifford has a strong, honest voice Although he wronged friends and loved ones and made so many poor decisions that made me want to scream, I couldn t help but root for him to improve his life and get better This novel is a definite five stars Loved every page of it.


  2. This was a very well written memoir about the horror of addiction Joe was pretty much addicted to every drug there is, as well as addicted to women His wife, Cathy, was a mentally disturbed woman, often hospitalized for bouts of madness yet he remained married to her and introduced her to his junkie lifestyle Marriage did not stop Joe from falling for other women, though He moves frm New England to San Fransisco after reading Jack Kerouac s books while on a train in Europe and deciding that SF i [...]


  3. Not bad, the entire novel is just a series of junkie tales and it was interesting to take a look at the life of a junkie The story of shooting up rat shit was pretty cringe worthy My only complaint though is that there wasn t really a story here, he spent a lot of time doing drugs and had some fun stories, and some horrible stories and then he got clean The end I got this free to review and it was entertaining enough But I do t think I would have spent than a couple bucks on it.


  4. Honest That s the first word that pops in my mind when I think of this book I loved it so much that I just read it for the second time this year I was a heroin addict for a decade, so I tend to be interested in films or books that depict addiction What made this book stand out, was its emotional honesty It was a candid confessional, almost like a therapy session that you re listening in on The way it bounced back and forth, from coast to coast, relationship to relationship, was all done with diz [...]


  5. Love be a motherfucker Uh huh And there s no love that hurts worse than Junkie Love, which is the title of Joe Clifford s novel memoir you ll have to read Clifford s opening Note From The Author and decide which it is for yourself But yeah, that twisted sickening shit every junkie does to try and keep read hold hostage, kidnap, bribe, or just submit to the love of their lives it s crazy, sad, improbable, and insane Yet when you re in the middle of it you can t see any of that only your warped se [...]


  6. Joe writes, in his intro, about the fine line between truth and fiction This is a work of fiction, but, like any good work of fiction, there is much truth in it than the average reader suspects And usually the small details are what are invented the actual truth is in the terrible stuffe emotional stuffe stuff that makes the writer seem like the biggest asshole in the world To write like this, you have to know yourself than most people even dare to I applaud Joe for sharing the things that mos [...]


  7. Joe Clifford, you re a talented bastard This was quite simply just a fantastic read from cover to cover I ve read so many drug novels that I had become slightly numb to them, but this one snapped me out of that It s gritty, authentic, and has plenty of heart Great work.I m immediately moving on to Lamentation.


  8. Junkie Love portrays the author s existence as a drug addict.This is one hell of a book It reminds me of another I reviewed, Just Like That by Les Edgerton The subject matter is entirely different, the parallel lies in the incredible honesty that both authors apply in their work In Junkie Love the author charts his decline from light drug user to utterly messed up waste of space and then recovery I truly struggle to understand how Clifford actually survived.The writing style is interesting and u [...]


  9. There s a lot I want to compliment the author regarding this book, but I don t know where to start It s one of those books that leaves you mulling over what you just read as the ending seems to arrive too soon As a reader, you want to stick around you want to see where the author goes from here He s bared so much of his soul to you, sparing none of the visceral, gritty details, that you feel a kinship a friendship formed In a way, I felt like Dr Stevens at the end of this book he s a character n [...]


  10. Junkie Love is a romance, but it doesn t so much involve the women in the book It s fundamentally a love story about heroin.We follow the narrator from past to present and back again, from speed freaks trailer floors, to homeless shelters, to rehabs We walk with him into the very depths of earthly hell cesspools of disease and despair populated by hopeless characters that make you doubt that there is any redemption for the human race How do these people become this way How do they live with them [...]


  11. My friend Rob P introduced me to Joe Clifford on Facebook which is how I heard of this book I was afraid that I might not like it, and then that would be really uncomfortable since I ve now had a few conversations with Mr Clifford After the introduction though, I was hooked and there was no doubt that I knew I would love the book From page one, his description of the hell he was living through made it so that I felt I was walking the streets and hanging around with the people he spoke of It was [...]


  12. I don t think words can really tell you how epic this book is Simply epic a roller coaster ride and the brakes have failed It s not just a book you read, it s an experience that will stay with you, maybe not forever but certainly for a very long time Junkie Love deserves to be promoted, read and praised by people all over the world It is definitely a hard, gruelling read that had me in tears a several times but gosh it touched my heart I could feel his pain, his anguish and his longing for real [...]


  13. JUNKIE LOVE will be a book that will stick with me forever I read a book, when I was much younger, called GO ASK ALICE I never forgot that book, until I read Clifford s book This book cuts deep because we all have that romantic interest in living Kerouac s life and living for the moment JUNKIE LOVE does not glamorize life on the street and looking for that next fix Honestly, it gripped my heart and would not let go Do not get me wrong, Clifford can write and keep you mesmerized with his words an [...]


  14. I d feel less guilty for liking this book so much were it not true Two sittings were all it took, pages humming by Some passages are matter of fact, while others are fanciful literary flights I ll let you guess which are about scrapping for dope versus shooting it It s an apt title, as Clifford often equates or conflates his heroin highs with those of female affections any given week Some protagonists frustrate me with their endless failings to do the right thing until it s too late in the stor [...]


  15. Junkie Love is an odyssey through the gutter that pulls addiction up by the roots to reveal its blackened and twisted tendrils The tell it like it was prose is like being thrust into the ring with a heavy weight champ and attempting to dodge precisely timed fists Clifford gets you up against the ropes with the dark poetic beauty of his words and makes it impossible to catch your breath or tear your eyes away And although there are plenty of gritty war stories about injecting mouse shit, scams to [...]


  16. Love for two women, one a junkie and the other a paranoid schizophrenic, competes with self loathing and longing for the high Parts road novel, an homage to the beats in Desolation Angels and a grunge lullaby Motels and grocery stores, bridges and alleys, it s not pretty but looking for a good vein and dirty sex has a poetic lure.


  17. Reading Junkie Love makes you feel like you re rubbernecking a multi car accident on the highway Then you re in a bathtub filled with water and someone is holding you down by your neck They finally let go and you spring up You can breathe And the air is great.y


  18. Beautifully written, raw account of the horrific life led by junkies everywhere.As hard as this book was to read I found it s compelling writing made it even hard to put down


  19. It was hard to put this book down once I started I also couldn t stop thinking about it after I finished It s a gut wrenching look at the life of a heroin addict and the writer doesn t try to cloak it in some kind of romantic bullshit It s raw, achingly sad, and brave The story jumps around in time but it s not confusing or disjointed in any way The writing is both gritty and unforgettably lyrical and I felt transported to 1990s San Francisco, like I was right there in the seedy shooting gallery [...]


  20. Heroin first, speed second, cocaine third, and then all the other stuff like food and shelter That was my hierarchy of needs.Junkie Love by Joe Clifford is an amazing testament to the power of drugs over the human mind, heart, and soul But it is also a testament to the human spirit s tenacity in the face of adversity Clifford s honest recollections of his time as an addict are heartbreaking and entertaining at the same time Not that I find entertainment in the pain, suffering, and misery of othe [...]


  21. There is no junkie chic This is not SoHo, and you are not Sid Vicious You are not a drugstore cowboy, and you are not spotting trains You are not a part of anything no underground sect, no counter culture movement, no music scene, nothing You have just been released from jail and are walking down Mission Street, alternating between taking a hit off a cigarette and puking, looking for coins on the ground so you can catch a bus as you shit yourself This is the kind of read that haunts you long aft [...]


  22. There s not much I can say that I feel would really do justice to this book This book, it s the kind of book that before you re halfway through it, you ve already resolved to read everything else ever written by this author It s the kind of book that by the time you read the final sentence, you re reminded why you love reading and you feel like now you know what it would be like if Jack Kerouac had been a junkie in 1990s L.A The fact that Clifford survived his heroin addiction is a triumph the f [...]


  23. I started this book around 8 in the eveningd was very much tempted to push through until 2 or 3 A.M and finish it in one sitting That s how compelling I found Joe Clifford s story You can enjoy it on many levels there s the horror of his former life, an unsparing chronicle of descent and collateral damage There s the bizarre strain of horror comedy that s woven into the best of these stories I thought of Jerry Stahl s Permanent Midnight which Clifford has acknowledged as a favorite There s a kin [...]


  24. It s been a long time since I finished a book in less than twenty four hours, but once I started JUNKIE LOVE I couldn t stop reading it It s compelling and heartbreaking, and sometimes horrifyingly funny, but ultimately, it s hopeful Clifford is a masterful writer, adept at using precisely the right words to immerse you in a world so vivid it has you cringing every time he searches for a vein.


  25. Joe Clifford s done it again with Junkie Love It s a dark and dirty tale about a man s trip to hell on the heroin highway, and Clifford takes us along for the ride He s our guide through the perils of addiction, weaving a story that manages to inspire while simultaneously making us cringe It reads fast and it s a lot of fun.Buy This Book.


  26. Junkie Love has all the cringe worthy moments of The Basketball Diaries , but with all the despair, romance, heartbreak and just pure emotion that memoir was missing I found myself shaking my head throughout, either from the utter hopelessness and depravity or the long passages of beautiful poetic prose Couldn t put it down.


  27. Junkie Love by Joe Clifford, a novel, i.e a work of fiction, has reality and truth than a dozen memoirs Joe Clifford is the real thing He evokes a San Francisco I knew intimately as well as successfully conveying other cities and distant places This book is a journal into one s soul and psyche and all the interesting places he s been A fascinating, exhilarating read I highly recommend.


  28. great gritty book don t know how this guy survived after the 16th rehab attempt cheating death it was bonkers some people are just luckier than they should be and in the end I hope this jackass makes the most of his life now and lives if fully and not in a drug induced haze.




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