By Artie Lange
Veteran comic Artie Lange turns an unflinching eye and his signature wit on his perilous descent into drug dependancy, life-threatening melancholy, and eventually, his restoration, within the follow-up to his hilariously uncooked debut, the number 1 New York Times bestseller Too fats to Fish.
At a excessive element in his occupation, Artie Lange performed a sold-out exhibit in Carnegie corridor and completely killed—yet in the course of his status ovation, all he may possibly reflect on have been the 2 baggage of heroin in his pocket. in the middle of a deep, self-destructive melancholy, hooked on heroin and pharmaceuticals, he lashed out at all people round him—from his fellow forged participants on The Howard Stern Show, to famous person site visitors, to his longtime pals, or even his personal family.
By turns darkish and worrying, hilarious and heartbreaking, and continuously drop-dead sincere, the New York Times bestseller Crash and Burn lifts the curtain on Lange’s risky slide. For the 1st time, Artie unearths all: the entire fact at the back of his now mythical Stern exhibit meltdown, his suicide test (which he relates in terrifying detail), outstanding stints in rehab, and painful relapses. With the assistance and help of family and friends, Artie claws his long ago, turning his lifestyles and profession round. And regardless of his slip-ups, backslides, and everlasting losses, Artie forges on.
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