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Hear authors David and Nic Sheff, and critic at large John Powers, on this edition of Fresh Air.

David Sheff and his son, Nic, have both written memoirs. David's new book is called Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction. Nic's book is called Tweak. Nic became addicted to meth and was in and out of rehab. David and Nic join us to talk about doing drugs, getting over them, and the effect on family. David's book is based on his article "My Addicted Son", which appeared in the New York Times Magazine. Sheff is a contributing editor of Playboy Magazine and has written for many publications. He has published several books including Game Over and China Dawn.

Then, John Powers reviews Where To and Back, a newly released DVD trilogy from the late Austrian director Axel Corti. The three films included in the set are God Doesn't Believe in Us Anymore (1982), Santa Fe (1985), and Welcome in Vienna (1986). The trilogy has been released by the National Center for Jewish Film, based at Brandeis University. More info is at jewishfilm.org. [Broadcast Date: February 26, 2008]

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