From Margaret Mezzacapo
Nine Lives, by Brandon Baltzley
The author, a chef, seems to have attended the Keith Richards Culinary School, in that both have assaulted their bodies with vast quantities of alcohol, illicit drugs, women (both with and without jealous husbands,) and any other vices you want to throw in. Baltzley details how he blew one job opportunity after another, but always sought to improve his cooking skills. At the end of the book, he gets straight. You hope for his sake that he can maintain it.
P.S. This is not for the reader who would be offended by graphic sexual detail, plus he writes as if he gets paid extra for every “F-bomb” he drops.