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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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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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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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We All Fall Down stumbles along

I bought this book looking for ways to help others with their addictions. On the path to being sober and clean, this author relates a whole lot of fat-shaming, smoking, cheating, profanity, more smoking, side stories, and stream of consciousness. Maybe the aim was authenticity, but it didn't add to the substance.

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Disappointed

This guy is rude and overly self absorbed ...addict and all taken into consideration. His derogatory comments referencing overweight people throughout this book is hypocrisy. I am not heavy,but know several people who struggle with this and it is also an addiction. Will not be ordering anymore of his books!

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Sorry Nick, you're annoying me now

Okay I've had it with Nick now. I loved his father's A Beautiful Boy. I loved Nick's Tweak. But We All Fall Down is cjust a bore. Nick sounds like a petulant child throughout the book. Take some responsibility and stop whining please!!!

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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.

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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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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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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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