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Tweak : Growing Up on Methamphetamines
by Nic Sheff


Overview - The story that inspired the major motion picture Beautiful Boy featuring Steve Carell and Timoth e Chalamet .

This New York Times bestselling memoir of a young man's addiction to methamphetamine tells a raw, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful tale of the road from relapse to recovery.  Read more...


 
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Overview
The story that inspired the major motion picture Beautiful Boy featuring Steve Carell and Timoth e Chalamet.

This New York Times bestselling memoir of a young man's addiction to methamphetamine tells a raw, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful tale of the road from relapse to recovery.

Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and Ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince him otherwise. In a voice that is raw and honest, Nic spares no detail in telling us the compelling, heartbreaking, and true story of his relapse and the road to recovery. As we watch Nic plunge into the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, he paints a picture for us of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself. It's a harrowing portrait--but not one without hope.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781416972198
  • ISBN-10: 1416972196
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: January 2009
  • Page Count: 337
  • Reading Level: Ages 15-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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