Mike Doughty – The Book of Drugs


Mike Doughty first came to prominence as the leader of the band Soul Coughing, then did an abrupt sonic left turn, much to the surprise of his audience, transforming into a solo performer of stark, dusky, but strangely hopeful tunes. He battled addiction, gave up fame when his old band was at the height of its popularity, and drove thousands of miles, alone, across America, with just an acoustic guitar.

His candid, hilarious, self-lacerating memoir, The Book of Drugs – featuring cameos by Redman, Ani DiFranco, the late Jeff Buckley, and others – is the story of his bands rise and bitter collapse, the haunted and darkly comical life of addiction, and the perhaps even weirder world of recovery.

Author: Mike Doughty
Narrator: Mike Doughty
Duration: 7 hours 18 minutes
Released: 12 Jul 2002
Publisher: Audible Studios
Language: English

User Review:

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I loved this book as a Mike Doughty fan, and found myself rethinking the music of Soul Coughing. I can’t say I don’t love the music but my opinion of its production, presentation and vibe has changed knowing all the tribulations and put right back stabbing Doughty went through to have a voice. He narrates well and even offers some insight into the underbelly of production in a major label that I found helpful as a growing artist. Easy to finish, fast and painless:)