Artie Lange shocked the literary world in 2008 when his memoir Too Fat To Fish became a mega bestseller, debuting at Number One on the New York Times Best Seller List. He was one of the most successful comedians in the country at the time, selling out theaters and reaching millions of listeners a day as Howard Stern’s sidekick. But a little a year over after the book came out, Lange stabbed himself in the stomach nine times while deep in the throes of heroin addiction. He wouldn’t appear on a comedy stage for the next year and a half, and to this day he hasn’t stepped foot back inside Howard Stern’s studio.
Lange’s new book, Crash and Burn, co-written with Anthony Bozza, hits stores on October 29th. It chronicles Lange’s dark descent into depression and heroin addiction and his agonizingly slow return from rock bottom. Here’s an exclusive excerpt from the book.
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