The author of the book titled, The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rockstar relates to a year in the author's life recorded via diary. From Christmas of 1986 to Christmas of 1987, the author of this book recorded his dark experiences of life addicted to heroin. While on heroin, the author was also a very successful bassist and song writer for the band, Mötley Crüe.. Being at the height of his career, he was never able to truely appreciate it due to his "shattered" state. To live life as famous as he did, to have everything he dreamed of and more, only to screw it up by taking heroin. The title describes the day to day diary entries writen by a rockstar who has been to the top and bottom of the world in a year.