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I have read the son story and liked it a lot so I decided to read the father's point of view. Unfortunatelly the book wasnt as good. I found his son's book much more interesting and involving and, I believe, he is a better writer. However, I could only admire the father for his honesty, insightfulness and self critisism.
Like so many others this is also my story. David Sheff captures exactly how it is to have an addict in the family It is a must read for every mother father son daughter lover and friend. Read it learn and give thanks for such eloquence and honesty. It’s also a damn good read.
Sheff recounts in amazing detail, the horror he and his family continue to endure through his son's ongoing meth addiction.I found myself leaving earlier in the morning to catch the traffic jam, just so I could listen for longer.
As a professional of the medical world, I found his research and explanations excellent and pharmacologically accurate (as you'd expect of a journalist).
I loved this book, although I understand the agony and hopelessness Sheff expresses at times may be overwhelming to some - this really is the world that meth creates. Sheff does make some significant realisations on his journey which would assist anyone who also has a loved one with methamphetamine addiction.
I look forward to now reading/listening to Nick's account although I am terrified that by doing so I may be feeding the very habit he's trying to quit.
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I thoroughly enjoyed hearing this book read. I had heard the author and his son, the subject of the book, interviewed on NPR when the book first came out and the story stayed with me for a year before I decided to download the book. For anyone who has lived with a loved one who has an addiction problem, I think it is a necessary read. The story was eloquently told and all of the facts about meth addiction were explained in a way that I had never before understood to this degree. I highly recommend this book.
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