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Straight Life by Art Pepper
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Jan 19, 11

Read in January, 2011

Art Pepper is a great jazz player, but a real screw-up in real life. He struggled constantly with his drug use. After getting to the end of the book I realize he did it to himself. Whenever he'd get something good going he'd self-sabotage.

He, himself, cut short his career.

The book is well written, the notes from other people are quite nice to get a biographical context. I recommend this book to any jazz musician or someone struggling with addiction. He shows what NOT to do.
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