Readers fascinated by the dark side of the human mind in realistic fiction will enjoy this deft portrayal of a brain and a life spiraling out of control. Only quitting when he runs out of money and can no longer function.
By reading his father's account of the same time, you understand from a parent's perspective just what is going on with Nic Sheff. Nic flushes his life down the toilet, claws his way back, and you cheer for him, but he relapses and ruins his life again. Growing up on Methamphetamines" is author Nic Sheff's memoirs of his last two relapses into drug abuse.
Tweak chronicles days in Nic Sheff's life. He doesn't ask for pity or even empathy; he just writes from the heart. 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.
In a memoir this personal and tragic you would at least expect to feel a little sympathy Instead of diving down a rabbit hole of despair and trying to make the wrong kinds of people like him as he has already tried and which were neither particularly successful or healthyNic has his stories, and in the end, that's all he needs as salvation.
The second part seemed "canned. Andria A book in need of an editor. I was on the swim team. Like Ellen Hopkins' popular Crank, this book demonstrates how addiction, especially addiction to meth amphetamine, is thoroughly destructive, not just to the user but to the family as well.
My first two books were memoirs about my experience battling addiction. I found the author's repetition of the phrase "or whatever Constantly throughout the book I was transported onto the streets of San Fransisco, feeling like I was standing right next to him.
Do I give him too many things or not enough? Nic describes his descent into drugs with enough detail to make his readers cringe like when he describes the abscess he develops on his arm due to a dirty needlebut he is never gratuitously graphic.
Finally, I can't help but wonder if this book made it to publication solely because of who his parents are. Continue reading Show less Is it any good?Nic Sheff is a recovering drug addict and alcoholic. Still in his earlynbsp;twenties, he continues to fight daily battles with his addictions.
His writing has been published in Newsweek, Nerve, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Along with We All Fall Down, Nic Sheff's Tweak and his father's memoir about him Beautiful Boy, are the basis of the upcoming film Beautiful Boy, starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet.
In his bestselling memoir Tweak, Nic Sheff took readers on an emotionally gripping roller-coaster ride through his /5(). Review: Tweak is a memoir of the author’s recollections of his journey with drug abuse, treatment, relapse, and recovery.
The memoir is written in a conversational style as if Sheff. Nic Sheff, our newest columnist, has a few thoughts on the subject. Tweak's Nic Sheff On Life After Meth. By Nic The new book basically starts off right where Tweak left off—at this new-agey rehab in Arizona—and follows my life up through this last time I spent getting sober.
I write about relapsing while on tour with Tweak and. David & Nic Sheff. Authors & Substance Use Disorder Advocates. Add to List Availability & Fees.
Biography. He is the author of three books: Tweak, We All Fall Down, and Schizo, his critically acclaimed novel about a teen’s downward spiral into mental illness. Transcript of Tweak By: Nic Sheff.
Summary Nic had been on and off in rehab for a while. Finally he came to a point where he was sober for 18 months. He had a steady job at a rehab in Malibu. Did I like this book? I did like this book. It is hard to read at somtimes just because of the descriptions he uses in some parts of it, but it is.Download