We All Fall Down

Living with Addiction
By: Nic Sheff
Narrated by: Charles Carroll
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (214 ratings)

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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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Amazing, raw, and thorough

It's hard to come up with all the right words, as someone who works in the field of addiction after growing up around it, this book spoke to me. The raw emotions of Nic Sheff through his journey has hit me in such and intimate way, all I can say is thank you.

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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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Love the story

I love the story! But highly dislike this reader rushing through! I loved nathen powers on the first book by Nic called Tweak he did so well. This guy rushes through the reading with no emotion and nic seems more calm and quiet and this guy talked like he’s a hard a**

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Round 2 KO

just like the first book , loved this one just as well! he's great at making you feel as if you were there with him while the shit was going down! be an addict myself there were so many damn things I said "yup " to myslef or just shook my head in total agreement! cant wait to see what's next!

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great storyline

narrative could have been better but story again was a good one. really like how honest and real he is

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slows down

I struggled to finish it,eventhough it was audio. My favorite part would definitely be when he is in rehab with the fat counselor.

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I love all his books!

I love all his books and his dads book! This was the 2nd time around for this one! You are a brave man so keep it up!