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Anyone who cares about an addict will find hope in Sheffs forthright, one-of-a-kind account of his struggle to overcome his sons methamphetamine habit.
- ISBN-13: 1433204681
- ISBN-10: 1433204681
- Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
- Publish Date: February 2008
To call David Sheff's Beautiful Boy harrowing may be the understatement of the season. His pain, anguish and roiling torment as his beloved, bright, talented teenage son, Nick, descends into addiction communicates itself so viscerally that it seeps into your thoughts and stays with you. Again and again you pull for Nick to make it through rehab, to kick his insidious, lethal meth habit, to be that "beautiful boy" once more. But this is a true story, not happy-ending fiction. Sheff and his wife and their two charming younger children go through their own hell watching Nick as he goes through hislying, stealing, letting his body become wrecked and wasted, losing everything. Sheff writes with amazing candor as he wrestles with reality, discovering that he cannot make his son stop using, that parental protection has agonizing limits, that there may not be a silver lining in the interminable cloud of addiction despair. Anthony Heald narrates, poignantly capturing Sheff's highs and lows. Powerful, engaging, instructive.