Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008 - 326 pagini
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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 beyond help.

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This book is filled with encouragement through a discouraging time...Its nice to know you are not going through it alone...but unfortunately there are other people feeling the same pain as you. Citește recenzia completă

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"I'll be fine. I've stopped using." That lie is told again and again in this memoir of a father's heartbreaking struggle with his son's addiction to methamphetamines. The clearly charming and talented ... Citește recenzia completă


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DAVID SHEFF is the author of several books, including the #1 New York Times -bestselling memoir Beautiful Boy . His writing has appeared in the New York Times , the New York Times Magazine , Rolling Stone , Playboy , Wired , and many other publications. His ongoing research and reporting on the science of addiction earned him a place on Time magazine's list of the World's Most Influential People. Sheff and his family live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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