Beautiful Boy - David Sheff (Paperback)

A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction - Tenth Anniversary Edition

Product Details

Barcode
9781328974716
Department
Books
Released
4 Sep 2018
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
David Sheff
Subtitle
A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction - Tenth Anniversary Edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Mariner Books
Edition
ANV
Language
English
Number of Pages
340
Dimensions
210 x 140mm

Summary

  • #1 New York Times bestseller
     
    With a new afterword

    Now a Major Motion Picture
    Starring Steve Carell * Timothée Chalamet * Maura Tierney * and Amy Ryan

     “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

    “‘When one of us tells the truth, he makes it easier for all of us to open our hearts to our own pain and that of others.’ That’s ultimately what Beautiful Boy is about: truth and healing.” — Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia
     
    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.
     
    “Filled with compelling anecdotes and important insights . . . An eye-opening memoir.” — Washington Post

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Biography/Autobiography
BISAC Subject 1
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Dewey Classification
920

Author Bio

Sheff, David: - DAVID SHEFF is the author of several books, including the #1 New York Times best-selling 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. Visit David at DavidSheff.com, and on Twitter @david_sheff.