In this searing, brilliantly acclaimed memoir, one of the most admired writers of his generation reveals how a decade of alcohol, drugs, and other indulgences led him not to the palace of wisdom but to a psychiatric hospital in one of New York's ...
less exalted boroughs. An inspired portrait of what it means to be young and confused, older and confused, guilty, lost, and finally healed. - At once a harrowing personal story and a dazzling exploration of ancestral inheritance, cultural mythology, and the very idea of self. - THE BLACK VEIL appeared on hardcover bestseller lists around the country, including the San Francisco Chronicle and the Boston Globe bestseller lists. - Moody's five works of fiction-as well as the film based on his novel The Ice Storm-have won him an admiring and growing readership.
Definitely an unusual auto-biography, and that's pretty much what makes it interesting. Otherwise, unless you're a big Moody fan, try one of his novels, which are much easier going. The Diviners for example.