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Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's addiction

Author: David Sheff
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First movie tie-in editionView all editions and formats
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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 David Sheff's journey through his son Nic's addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: David Sheff; Nic Sheff; David Sheff; Nic Sheff; David Sheff; Nic Sheff
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Sheff
ISBN: 9781328974716 1328974715
OCLC Number: 1050235983
Notes: "With a new afterword."
Originally published 2008 by Houghton Mifflin; this edition has a new afterword discussing current US addiction crisis and update on Nic Sheff's recovery.
"Mariner books."
"Now a major motion picture."--Cover.
Description: 340 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Stay up late --
His drug of choice --
Whatever --
If only --
Never any knowing --
Epilogue --
Afterword.
Other Titles: Father's journey through his son's addiction
Responsibility: David Sheff.

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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 David Sheff's journey through his son Nic's addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic 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 warning signs: the denial, the three a.m. phone calls--is it Nic? the police? the hospital? His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every treatment that might save his son. And he refused to give up on Nic."--Back cover.

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