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Review × Leaving Dirty Jersey: A Crystal Meth Memoir 109 ↠ With his nickname Dirty Jersey tattooed on the inside of his left forearm James Salant wanted everyone to know he was a tough guy At the age of eighteen after one too many run ins with the cops for drug possession he left his upper middle class home in Princeton NewWith his nickname Dirty Jersey tattooed on the inside of his left forearm James Salant wanted everyone to know he was a tough guy At the age of eighteen after one too many run ins with the cops for drug possession he left his upper middle class home in Princeton New Jersey for a stint at a rehab facility in Riverside California Instead of getting clean he spent his year there shooting crystal meth and living as a petty criminal. What I learned from this book is that there are three major compulsive

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Among not so petty ones until a near psychotic episode among other things convinced him to clean upIn stark prose infused with heartbreaking insight wicked humor and complete veracity Salant provides graphic descriptions of life on crystal meth the incredible sex drive the paranoia the cravings He details the slang the scams and the psychoses and weaves them into a narrative that is breathtakingly honest and authentic Salant gra. I really really dug this book Such a shameless warts and all account of

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Leaving Dirty Jersey A Crystal Meth MemoirPples with his attraction to the thuggish life eschewing easy answers his parents both therapists were loving and supportive and his family's subtle dysfunctions typical of almost any American familyExploring the allure and effects of the least understood drug of our time Leaving Dirty Jersey is that rarity among memoirs a compulsively readable superbly told story that is shocking precisely because it could happen to almost anyo. If you look at James Salant's author photo on the back of this book you