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#1 New York Times bestseller
With a new afterword

Now a Major Motion Picture
Starring Steve Carell * Timothée 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

Biographies & Memoirs
January 6
HMH Books
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Customer Reviews

amandax345 ,


An amazing and emotional book.

Miranda129 ,


This book hit close to home. Amazing story

27toritore. ,

Most tedious memoir

I’m 3/4 into the book and have skimmed through several areas where the content is either repetitive, not interesting mostly because of its irrelevance, and the many overly detailed and elaborated descriptions the author uses. I’ve actually read 2 other books in between this one. Normally I wouldn’t review a book I have not entirely finished, but after realizing this book would be half the length if the author didn’t use so many nonsensical and useless fillers, I realized my opinion was not going to change anyhow. The author’s almost boasting and glamorizing father image he paints, feels to be a justification of some sort.

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