Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Genius and Heroin

I discovered this new book coming out in the Fall. It looks absolutely amazing and I can't wait to order my copy of it.

According to the description on Amazon: "Genius and Heroin" chronicles the lives of the famously talented in all fields who all entwined their genius with one of the many paths toward self-ruin. Whether their downfalls were from opiates, alcohol, pills, absinthe, or the slow-motion suicide of obsession, the indispensable reference to the untidy and self-destructive lives of our greatest artists and thinkers.In this one-of-a-kind reference work, the age-old question - did genius create their own torment, or was it their torment that created their genius - is finally answered.

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