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The Resource Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's addiction, David Sheff

Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's addiction, David Sheff

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Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's addiction
Title
Beautiful boy
Title remainder
a father's journey through his son's addiction
Statement of responsibility
David Sheff
Title variation
Father's journey through his son's addiction
Title variation remainder
a fathers journey through his sons meth addiction
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Back cover
Summary
The story of one teenager's descent into methamphetamine addiction is told from his father's point of view, describing how a varsity athlete and honor student became addicted to the dangerous drug and its impact on his family
Tone
Writing style
Award
YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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189173
Cataloging source
CPG
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Sheff, David
Dewey number
362.29
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Sheff, David
  • Sheff, Nic
  • Drug addicts
  • Drug abuse
  • Methamphetamine abuse
  • Children of divorced parents
  • Parents of drug addicts
Target audience
adult
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a father's journey through his son's meth addiction
Label
Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's addiction, David Sheff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stay up late -- His drug of choice -- Whatever -- If only -- Never any knowing -- Epilogue -- Afterword
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First movie tie-in edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781328974716
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2006026981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1050235983
Label
Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's addiction, David Sheff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stay up late -- His drug of choice -- Whatever -- If only -- Never any knowing -- Epilogue -- Afterword
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First movie tie-in edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781328974716
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2006026981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1050235983

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