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Publisher's Summary

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

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Good, intriguing read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

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.

What other book might you compare We All Fall Down to and why?

In the same vein as Go Ask Alice but not as gritty.

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Thanks again Nic!

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!!!

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Great follow up to first book

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?

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Good follow up

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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Good follow up to 'Tweak' by Nic Sheff also..

Good book following the previous 'tweak'. very relatable and interesting for this genre of reading.

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Brutally honest

I read his previous book and his father's book. They both tell the horrible tale of addiction. The only thing that bothered me was the use of the word "like", its the vernacular now, and it gets on my nerves. Overall I liked the honest story of the gutter life of an addict.

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Did anyone edit this book?

Let me preface this by saying, I believe that Nic’s story is important and worth hearing, but damn, the amount of lazy writing is unbelievable. I get that he was probably high writing a good deal of this but shouldn’t have someone read this and said something to him about all the “ you knows” , and “ or something’s”. If I had a quarter for every time a sentence ended with one of those 2 phrases, it would have paid for the book. And when you’re listening to the book,as opposed to reading it, it is a lot mote pronounced and noticeable.
I find it very hard to be sympathetic towards Nic, especially as he keeps blowing chance after chance. Not realizing that he is truly an addict when everything in his life should have shown him that,made me more frustrated. He will never be able to handle a little of anything, and I’m glad at the end, he’s maybe finally gotten it.
I am glad I’ve never had to deal with this affliction in my life or my family’s ,his parents and family are to be commended for never giving up on him.

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Thank you

Wow. This book is one of the best addiction stories- ever. It's like the author wrote about my life. It's insane. Just speechless. I needed this good read. Thank you Nic.

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more of the same

Tweak was better. Very depressing book. "Don't let you kids kill you" by Charles Rubin help me work through my addicted son.

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Whatever you are looking for, you won’t find it in this book

This is the worst and most pointless book... dude sounds like he is tweaking as he goes. So many filler phrases. “So, like, um, yeah.....” HATED IT.