Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Meth Addiction
  • Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Meth Addiction
  • Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Meth Addiction
  • Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Meth Addiction
  • Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Meth Addiction
ISBN: 0547203888
EAN13: 9780547203881
Language: English
Pages: 336
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 7.9" L x 5.3" W
Weight: 0.65 lbs.
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#1 New York Times bestseller

With a new afterword

Now a Major Motion Picture
Starring Steve Carell * Timoth e 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

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I was a 27 year meth addict and just got clean a few years ago. This book pairs the perfect portrait of what addiction does not only to the addicted by the families and loved ones that watch.
   Beautifully brutal
Sheff is a good writer, maybe a little too good, for example. He seems to enjoy his poetic turns of phrase a little too much, and uses them too often. It's also just a difficult book to read that feels long because of the rise and fall nature of recovery and relapse, Raymond writes. That's not a fault of the writing, but rather the brutality of addiction. The book is highly recommended reading for people who have loved ones with addiction.
   Must Read
Although this book was long, and sometimes tedious, it was very powerful. It's not the kind of book I usually read. I'm a huge horror fan. I'm not sure what caught my eye more: the subject or the speaker. In the last decade or so we have all been affected by drug use. My nephew, Louis, said: "There's a lot of money involved. The Harrisons are a great bunch of guys, and I can sympathize with the author. He did a wonder and realistic job of telling about his son's addition, Crosby said. This book is highly recommended. Yes, I've recommended books. So I called my sister and told her what I was reading and she needed to read it.
   Heartbreaking and Helpful
Even a novelist would find this story so well-written. But it also offers helpful advice--not so much for those who are wondering how to protect their children from drugs, but more for those who are struggling with a family member struggling with an addiction. The book is a true story of courage and compassion told through the eyes of a soldier. It emphasized the importance of having a plan to help your kids avoid the dangers of drugs and, in the event a child makes choices that harm them, having a plan to take care of yourself and the rest of your family. Whether you're looking for a great story or some practical advice, Beautiful Boy has it all. Brand new products are highly recommended.
My son needed this book for a school assignment and I'm so glad we ordered it through Amazon. Ship within 3 business days. Highly recommend this book. Strong, witty, and irreverent, Raymond said.
   Can Happen to Any Family
A great book.
   Painful and hearbreaking...
The anguish parents feel when their children become addicted is real. But my question is, what about those who dont have the resources to fight the disease? This is one parent's struggle with the child and himself, Raymond said.
   Better than the movie
I missed the movie so much I bought the book, and I'm so glad I did. The writer, a journalist and researcher, weaves in many facts about drug addiction and treatment. Really important story. I wish this had been mandatory reading from grade 8 on up.
   One of many self-serving books
A self-serve dribble of a book. He cheats on his wife with her best friend, smokes pot with his son and then wonders why he is a drug addict.
   Definitely worth reading
This was an excellent, honest and heartwarming book. I'm delighted the book was so well received, said Paul LiCalsi, executive director of the National Book Foundation. The only thing that I would say negative about it is it was really had a lot of statistical data about rehabs and drug use which really got boring at times, so I would of rather kept hearing more about the family and his battle with his addiction, apart from that, I would say it's worth a read.