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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?
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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.

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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)

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