By Artie Lange
Veteran comic and radio character 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, number 1 long island occasions bestseller Too fats to Fish.
At a excessive aspect in his occupation, Artie Lange performed a sold-out convey in Carnegie corridor and completely killed—yet in the course of his status ovation, all he might think about have been the 2 luggage of heroin in his pocket. in the course of a deep, self-destructive melancholy, hooked on heroin and prescribed drugs, he lashed out at each person round him— from his fellow forged individuals at the Howard Stern exhibit, to famous person visitors, his longtime buddies, or even his personal family.
By turns darkish and irritating, hilarious and heartbreaking, and constantly drop-dead sincere, Crash and Burn lifts the curtain on Artie’s harmful slide, and gives a brand new, crystal-clear window into the brain of the addict. For the 1st time, Artie finds all: the whole fact at the back of his now mythical Stern convey meltdown, his suicide try out (which he relates in terrifying detail), unbelievable stints in rehab, and painful relapses. With the assistance and help of family and friends, Artie claws his long ago, turning his lifestyles and occupation round. And regardless of his slipups, backslides, and everlasting losses, Artie forges on.
With Crash and Burn, Artie Lange is going all-in, confessing a narrative that's as surprising because it is humorous, ever tempered by means of his attribute humor, self-awareness, and inimitable manner with phrases.
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