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The Resource Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's meth addiction, David Sheff

Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's meth addiction, David Sheff

Label
Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's meth addiction
Title
Beautiful boy
Title remainder
a father's journey through his son's meth addiction
Statement of responsibility
David Sheff
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. With haunting candour, David Sheff traces the first subtle warning signs: the denial, the 3am phone calls (is it Nic? the police? the hospital?), the attempts at rehab. 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. This story is a first: a teenager's addiction from the parent's point of view - a real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the gradual emergence into hope. Beautiful Boy is a fiercely candid memoir that brings immediacy to the emotional rollercoaster of loving a child who seems beyond help. Read the other side of Nic Sheff's bestselling memoir, Tweak. Praise for Beautiful Boy:- 'A brilliant, harrowing, heartbreaking, fascinating story, full of beautiful moments and hard-won wisdom. This book will save a lot of lives and heal a lot of hearts'. Anne Lamott 'An important book... moving, timely and startlingly beautiful.' Richard Branson
Cataloging source
VMOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sheff, David
Dewey number
  • 362.29092
  • 362.2995
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sheff, David
  • Sheff, Nic
  • Drug abuse
  • Methamphetamine abuse
  • Children of divorced parents
Label
Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's meth addiction, David Sheff
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Now a major motion picture starring Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064406166
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
400 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781471182303
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2011288736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1066230531
Label
Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's meth addiction, David Sheff
Publication
Note
"Now a major motion picture starring Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064406166
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
400 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781471182303
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2011288736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1066230531

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