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Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Crystal Meth Addiction
by David Sheff

Published: 2008-02-26
Hardcover : 326 pages
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How could you tell that David Sheff felt guilty for his son's addiction?
Would Nic have become an addict regardless of anything people tried to do to help him?
Will Nic stay sober?
by Pam Jones (see profile) 05/26/11

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by LSakay (see profile) 08/15/16
Learned that his son also wrote a book, Tweak, about his version of this experience. would be good to read both perspectives to compare/contrast during the discussion.
Read "Tweak" by Nic Sheff
by Pam Jones (see profile) 05/26/11
You may want to read Nic Sheff's own memoir, "Tweak", along with "A Beautiful Boy."

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  "interesting"by LSakay (see profile) 08/15/16

This book gave us a bird's eye view into the challenges a parent faces when one of their children is a drug addict. Sheff was revealing and genuine throughout, allowing the reader to see his insecurities,... (read more)

 
  "sad but excellent"by castellj (see profile) 07/05/16

In two words: High anxiety (pun intended). The level of anxiety this book gives the reader is unprecedented. It really does put you in the life and state of mind of a person coping with a loved one's battle... (read more)

 
  "Every Parent Should Read - A Great Book Club Book"by Pam Jones (see profile) 05/26/11

As a parent, the fact that this book was written from a parent's point of view, made it infinitely more interesting, relatable...and scary. Our book club used this book to learn about and discuss all... (read more)

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