Crash and Burn

By Artie Lange; Anthony Bozza
(Touchstone Books, Hardcover, 9781476765112, 320pp.)

Publication Date: October 29, 2013

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Description
Veteran comedian and radio personality Artie Lange turns an unflinching eye and his signature wit on his perilous descent into drug addiction, life-threatening depression, and ultimately, his recovery, in the follow-up to his hilariously raw debut, #1 "New York Times "bestseller "Too Fat to Fish."
At a high point in his career, Artie Lange played a sold-out show in Carnegie Hall and totally killed--yet during his standing ovation, all he could think of were the two bags of heroin in his pocket. In the midst of a deep, self-destructive depression, addicted to heroin and prescription drugs, he lashed out at everyone around him-- from his fellow cast members on "The Howard Stern Show," to celebrity guests, his longtime friends, and even his own family.
By turns dark and disturbing, hilarious and heartbreaking, and always drop-dead honest, "Crash and Burn" lifts the curtain on Artie's dangerous slide, and offers a new, crystal-clear window into the mind of the addict. For the first time, Artie reveals all: the full truth behind his now legendary "Stern Show" meltdown, his suicide attempt (which he relates in terrifying detail), surprising stints in rehab, and painful relapses. With the help and support of friends and family, Artie claws his way back, turning his life and career around. And despite his slipups, backslides, and permanent losses, Artie forges on.
With "Crash and Burn," Artie Lange goes all-in, confessing a story that is as shocking as it is funny, ever tempered by his characteristic humor, self-awareness, and inimitable way with words.



About the Author
Artie Lange is a comedian and actor who has performed in sketch comedies, movies, TV, and radio. In 2001, Lange joined the cast of "The Howard Stern Show", where he quickly became one of the most popular characters on the show. He is the author of the #1" New York Times "bestseller "Too Fat to Fish", a collection of narrative episodes from his life. Currently, Artie is very happy hosting "The" "Artie Lange Show" on the Audience Network for DIRECTV. Visit ArtieQuitter.com

Anthony Bozza is the author of four New York Times Bestsellers, including Whatever You Say I Am: The Life and Times of Eminem, Slash, co-written with Slash and the #1 bestselling Too Fat to Fish, co-written with Artie Lange. Bozza was a staff writer and editor for Rolling Stone magazine for seven years, during which he profiled a diverse range of artists from Eminem and the Wu-Tang Clan to Trent Reznor and U2. He lives in New York City.
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