Anthony Daniels

The Road of Excess

A Million Little Pieces


John Murray 383pp £16.99 order from our bookshop

This book is a memoir, or rather a blow-by-blow account with suspiciously total recall, of a young man’s time in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation unit in Minnesota. Although he was only twenty-three at the time, he was already a veteran consumer of both drugs and alcohol on a heroic (or anti-heroic) scale. He started drinking at the age of ten and taking drugs at twelve: a regrettably, and increasingly, frequent pattern among children in our age of unprecedented prosperity and enlightenment.

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