20 years in and out of rehabs
Love...and even bloody more love....he knows...he knows....xx ATTENTION!!!! XX 🤣
I couldn't put that down. Nice one Mr D. Real life is the best read.
Really enjoyed part 1, looking forward to part 2. Dangerfields back with a boom!
Nice. I've always maintained County Lines would have a cracking little business if they just sorted out their Customer Service department.
Finally got round to finishing reading this ( your YT stream reminded me to ) really enjoyed it Chris, your descriptions bring a whole new insight into this world I knew nothing about, and are a mastery of the English language. Sometimes beautifully grotesque if that makes any kind of sense.
I'm trying to read it in your voice.
Great stuff. The life you've had has been fraught. Your knowledge of the Frankfurt School et al. is amazing and you should be a professor at a university, if there was any justice.
Loved it Chris on to part 2 now
Love it Chris made me feel sad though in what I have put my Mum through.
I put off reading this for a while because there's always the fear, in viewing a friend's creation, that it might be a bit pants and you'll have to mumble some faint praise. Not here.
Your writing is strong, natural and doesn't hang about. Descriptions are vibrant and witty without feeling forced. The brief exchange between you and ma and the mess of papers was brilliantly painted. Culture indeed.
I feel silly for any doubts as I had so enjoyed your stories back on the tube, but pleasantly surprised to find the writing this good. Nice one Chris. This is so your voice and it's nice to hear it again.
Much love, Matt (or Ludwig in scrubland)
Some wonderfully vivid descriptions there, Dangerfield. Like others, I read this in your voice (or was it Russell Brand?).
I was sceptical about the substack project, but really enjoyed reading this. Thanks.
Thank you for sharing your humanity. I say I can relate to a certain extent as I have been sober for three years. Honestly it doesn’t seem fair to compare heroin to alcohol but I suppose addiction is addiction. But is it? I look forward to P2.
Glad to have some more of your musings. Have been looking forward to it. Have struggled to find the time to read it so have got someone to read it to me! Thanks mate. https://www.naturalreaders.com/online/
I used the Peter (UK voice) at normal speed (-1 is too slow).
Glad to have the opportunity to finally read your work, So true about wakeing up and wanting to be a heroin addict I wanted it from the age of 10 after being given Vicodin by my grandfather who stormed the beaches of Normandy and froze his legs in the battle of the bulge but never got past the 6th grade so did not know they were an addictive drug and like you read Burroughs and the like, plus my 12 year old self worshipping at the alter of Cobain lol I wanted it! Lol the people who work in rehabs and methadone clinics, they may have once cared but no longer do. I really relate to being put through the hideous cogs of the junk machine, the methadone program in the states is insane. I miss your face and voice but am glad you are doing what u love and am excited for part two, thanks for the yarn but I have to go stare at the clock smokeing spliffs until it’s says 5am so I can go to the methadone clinic lol as always -Ed from Chicago
Wish I'd read this before I did a stint in a so called rehab, payment was via our benefit books which they took off us and then made us sign weekly. I knew then I was going to become a junkie, it looked so glamorous to me a liitle alkie from a small village. Turns out, it was boring as fk basically 5 years of groundhog day, nothings really changed now I'm 3 yrs clean think I'm broken, oh well it is what it is, Good story especially liked the bit about your mum, I do that with my eldest 😬
Laughed often, and when maybe I should not have. Good work! Didn't "get" all of it, not being a brit. A bit abrupt in direction changes, but loved your description talents. Keep doing the writer thing but miss the face time
Having just left one of those hellscapes it was quite easy to see the picture(s) you are creating.. Solid, looking forward to part 2 Chris..