The Madeleine Brand Show for April 16, 2012

Literary agent Bill Clegg details his recovery from crack addiction

Literary agent Bill Clegg describes his recovery from a nearly life-destroying addiction to crack.

Two years ago, Bill Clegg's memoir "Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man" shocked the New York media world. Clegg was a successful New York literary agent until his crack addiction got in the way. During a two-month crack binge, he lost his home, his literary agency and his life savings.

He has now released a follow-up book called, "Ninety Days: A Memoir of Recovery." Madeleine Brand spoke with Clegg from a studio in New York about his drug use and the long road to recovery.


Bill Clegg has just released "Ninety Days: A Memoir of Recovery," which he'll be discussing on Wednesday at 7 pm at Book Soup in Hollywood.

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