The Taste of Cigarettes:
A Memoir of a Heroin Addict
Publication date: May 22, 2018
Paperback: ISBN: 978-1-925417-68-5
eBook: ISBN: 978-1-925417-69-2
The true story of one man’s struggle to escape himself.
After three decades of living in the sandy suburbs of Huntington Beach, Jon Vreeland’s heroin addiction has finally destroyed his once promising music career, and estranged him from his wife and his two daughters. Now Vreeland broods over his daughter’s absence while living in his old, broken-down tour van.
He and Zooey Leigh—his brand new lover and longtime junkie—sell and shoot heroin in the van. They move from place to place, from crime to crime, and rob the undeserving in a brazen attempt to escape their hypodermic reality.
No matter where they go or who they stay with, they always circle back to the shores of Huntington Beach, where the dark nights are their lonely playground. But Jon isn’t meant for this life. He wants nothing more than to rid himself of this nightmare, and return to his estranged family and career.
This is the story of how he began to get out.