Release Day Review – We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction

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.

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Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines (Review)

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.

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Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction (Review)

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.

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Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town (Review)

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.

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