The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism, and Murder

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Stephen Elliott

Narrated By: Jason Butler Harner

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: December 2011

Duration: 6 hours 56 minutes


In the spring of 2007, a brilliant computer programmer named Hans Reiser stands accused of murdering his estranged wife, Nina. Despite a mountain of circumstantial evidence against him, he proclaims his innocence. The case takes a twist when Nina's former lover, and Hans's former best friend, Sean Sturgeon, confesses to eight unrelated murders that no one has ever heard of. At the time of Sturgeon's confession, Stephen Elliot is paralyzed by writer's block, in the thrall of Adderall dependency, and despondent over the state of his romantic life. But he is fascinated by Sturgeon, whose path he has often crossed in San Francisco's underground S&M scene. What kind of person, he wonders, confesses to a murder he likely did not commit? One answer is, perhaps, a man like Elliott's own father.


  • Mikell Yamada

    I wanted a refund for this self indulgent drivel. I'm dumber for having listened to it. If I could give it negative stars I would.