At the beginning of this book, I found myself really frustrated with some of the characters. I especially was pretty annoyed with Bria – it seemed like she had suddenly become kind of bitchy out of nowhere.
In this memoir, we really get to learn more about Sheff’s inner workings in terms of his addictions in general – to drugs, yes, but also to alcohol, relationships, sex, and attention. Even though Nic doesn’t exactly stay “sober” for the entirety of We All Fall Down, he isn’t usually high, either, not at all like he was in Tweak.
As intense as David Sheff’s story was, Nic’s blows that out of the water. He tells his drug use like it really is, not just glazing over the terrifying parts. The life story that he depicts in Tweak is not just scary – it’s often horrifying.
I seem to be reading a fair number of books about meth addiction this year; not particularly sure why. There’s just something interesting about methamphetamines – and their abuse – that I can’t describe objectively. Maybe it’s the strength of the addiction? The difficulty of beating it? I don’t know.
This book absolutely blew my socks off.
Did y’all know about this and weren’t telling me? I mean, I remember some brouhaha about changing the drug packaging of and composition of Sudafed when I was a teenager, but I really don’t think that I understood why.