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The extraordinary true story of a young man's descent into crystal meth addiction and his struggle to get clean
James Salant has been clean since September 2003. After his release from a court-mandated stay at a rehabilitation programme he has lived in New Jersey, working as office manager an educational consulting firm which manages an academy for students who are experiencing difficulties, and as a floor trainer at a health club in Princeton.
"If prose were a mind-altering substance, James Salant would be your neighbourhood pusher. Lord knows, the man will make an addict of you" -- Koren Zailckas, author of SMASHED: GROWING UP A DRUNK GIRL
"Normally I hate to tell anyone what to do, or what to think, or read. But I honestly believe every parent should read this book. And every teenager on the verge of a drug trip should read it. And everyone else, too. It's that good, that important" -- Dava Sobel, author of LONGITUDE
"Leaving Dirty Jersey is a harrowing, pitiful account of one guy's demise into full scale addiction and insanity ... Up there with Jim Carroll's The Basketball Diaries for drug rites of passage books" * Blowback Magazine *
"Like watching a car crash, the gruesome details - drug deals gone wrong, violence and seedy motels - make the book compulsive reading" * Big Issue *
"Completely addictive ... brilliant" * Word Magazine *