William Burrows writer ... Addict
As a child, Burroughs read the memoirs of a man describing criminal life, and was delighted with the feeling of gang camaraderie. Growing up, he entered the society of criminals. Here Burroughs began buying stolen goods and trading prohibited substances, along the way addicted to them.
Experience with intoxicating drugs served as the basis for the novel "Junkie", working on which William actively used substances. And his second wife shared his love of alcohol and drugs. During another drink, he decided to demonstrate the skill of handling a gun. My wife played along and put a glass on her head, which her husband was supposed to get into. But he missed and shot his wife. Burroughs believes that this is the case that made him a writer.