David Sheff

Beautiful Boy

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What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted every moment of David Sheff's journey through his son Nic's addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic Sheff became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets. David Sheff traces the first subtle warning signs: the denial, the 3 A.M. phone calls (is it Nic? the police? the hospital?), the rehabs. His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself, and the obsessive worry and stress took a tremendous toll. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every avenue of treatment that might save his son and refused to give up on Nic.
Beautiful Boy is a fiercely candid memoir that brings immediacy to the emotional rollercoaster of loving a child who seems…
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    Катрин Суринаshared an impression3 years ago
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    A heartbreaking and instructive story. Worth reading

    gerardinosshared an impressionlast year
    👍Worth reading
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    rexdrblhas quotedlast year
    How can both Nics, the loving and considerate and generous one, and the self-obsessed and self-destructive one, be the same person?
    Giota Kpthas quotedlast year
    This is the way that misery does love company: People are relieved to learn that they are not alone in their suffering
    Anabel M Ortegahas quoted2 years ago
    y children will live with or without me. It is a staggering realization for a parent, but one that ultimately frees us to let our children grow up.
    I wish I had gotten here quicker, but I couldn't. If only parent ing were easier. It never will be. If only life were easier. It isn't—nor is that my goal any longer

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