The author is James Henderson, The novel is "Baby Huey: A Cautionary Tale of Addiction". James couldn't find a publisher, decided to go it on his own, and much to my benefit has it out as an e-book for only .99 cents. It just came out in early February and is now at # 10 in the fiction /drama rankings in the kindle store. How's that for a big Fuck You!
Baby Huey is everything I love in a novel so far (and I'm just getting to the crack part, so that's saying something): well written, excellent voice and characters, and cleverly funny. It is one of those "can't put it down" type of novels.
So, if you have a spare .99 cents, you 100 % cannot go wrong. The link to James' very nice and inspirational website, where you can find out more about him is HERE and the novel is available in print, but you can get it on Amazon and B&N in ebook.