“A good addict isn’t built overnight. He isn’t built in a week, or two weeks, or a month. An addict, much like a well-deserved discipline, a martial art, a painting, or a poem, takes time to build—and a fair bit of money—and David Emmeret Smith had as much of either of those as any junkie ever had.”
It’s A Long Way Down tells the story of David Emmeret Smith, a successful actor who, on the cusp of the biggest night of his life, acts on one impulsive decision after another, beginning a downward spiral that threatens everything he holds dear.
What follows from this hedonist love affair with drugs, depravity and destruction is the realization that it wasn’t so far down after all. The only question that remains, once you’ve hit rock bottom, is will you ever come back up again?