I was graciously given an advanced copy. Membership has privileges, folks.
Adrenaline Junkie is not a tale, albeit reads like one. I put it on my Christmas list, and then caught a virus that took me out for a month until I finally felt like reading again. I've already Re-gifted my book to my sister, who grew up near Freeport, TX, and is the same age as Les. She will enjoy it as much as I did b/c we are southern ladies but we have Grit.
Unlike his amazing fiction (some based heavily on his life and some only lightly) Adrenaline Junkie pulled me in as I was curious about the real man writing such memorable and in-your-face books. If you've read The Rapist in which Edgerton takes readers into the mind of a psychopath, you wonder what influenced him. This memoir enlightened me on so many unanswered questions and there is nothing as refreshing to me as Edgerton's brutal honesty.
If you can't handle the good, bad, and ugly, surely you will appreciate the wit infused at necessary times to get you through this rather bizarre tale that shaped this author's unique life.
To read his life story left me stunned . Very few of us experience a calamity of deeds that Les reveals. Violent crime, a plethora of sex and romance. Then a simple act allows Les to redeem himself! Followed at the end by an uplifting revelation of who he really is and who was his real father!