In his best-selling YA memoir Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines, Nic Sheff shared a heartbreakingly honest account of his days as a teenage crystal meth and heroin addict. At the end of Tweak, listeners left Nic checking in to a rehab facility in Arizona. We All Fall Down is about what happened next...
In this powerful and immensely engaging follow-up to his first memoir, Sheff picks up where he left off and reveals his first-person account of stints at in-patient rehabilitation facilities, devastating relapses with alcohol and marijuana, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young adult living with addiction.
In We All Fall Down, Nic voices a truth that many addicts understand: not every treatment works for every addict. By candidly revealing his own failures and small personal triumphs, he inspires young people to maintain hope and to remember that they are not alone in their battles.
©2011 Nic Sheff (P)2012 Hachette
I really liked this book, which sounds odd to say given that it's a tough, true story about a life of drug addiction. But years ago I stumbled across Nic's dad's book called Beautiful Boy which had me transfixed. Nic's first book Tweaked was my next pursuit and that was it... I was completely invested in The Sheff Family.
We All Fall Down is a sort-of predictable accounting of where Nic's life picks up after his last book. Despite the predictability of it though, I finished it still wanting (to know) more about the family and how things are going. I would recommend it and would definitely read another book by either Nic or his dad should one come available.
In the same vein as Go Ask Alice but not as gritty.
This book was not a very good performance. On top of that the subject matter was not what I expected.I have read books about addiction and recovery. This book was far to elicit and graphic for my liking . There was content that could have been left out completely and this book would have worked. I read Tweeked and it was good I felt this was a week a tempt of describing the rest of the journey.
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I love this book, I love Nic! I just want to hug him, have coffee with him and tell him my story and how much better it gets!!! Especially when you get into your 50's. I know that sounds like a long way off for young adults, but as my beautiful mom used to say "The days go slow and the years go fast"! Before you know it your holding your grandbaby in your arms and can't believe you ever wanted to die!!!! Yet again I am filled with emotion!!! Oh and I love the music you listen too...also love mom and dad!!!
Nic Sheff knows how to write a compelling story. I recently became interested in the subject of addition. I was drawn into this story and will be looking for the third installment of how he's done in years of sobriety.... or not?
If your reading this book then I'm assuming you've read his first memoir Tweak. If you haven't, then I suggest you do so you get the whole story in. This is an amazing follow up to Nic Sheffs story and the hardships of the 12 steps. It's not often that someone sheds light on how the 12 steps aren't for everyone and how rehabs go out of there way to force you to believe it. I believe that's why many addicts, such as myself, relapsed so often. Thank you Nic for shedding light on that often hidden issue and for proving that each individual has their own path to staying sober, we just have to want it and believe in it.
This was a good follow up to Tweak but honestly after a while it becomes the same thing over and over. Personally the reader's voice isn't how I imagined the author. But overall still an interesting read and good for anyone dealing with addiction
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