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When he was 11-year-old, Nic Sheff and a friend stole a bottle of their parents alcohol. The friend had one taste and stopped; Sheff drank until he was puking. From then on, Sheff was a committed drug and alcohol abuser, but the day he discovered crystal methamphetamines, he felt like he had found what he had "always been looking for." For years the drug ruined his life: he dropped out of college twice, stole from his parents, and disappeared into the streets of San Francisco. His bracing and compelling personal memoir tells of his battles with addiction, and artfully combines contemplation with a fast-paced narrative.
In this brutally honest memoir, the author details his immersion in a world of hardcore drugs, revealing the mental and physical depths of addiction, and the violent relapse one summer in California that forever changed his life, leading him down the road to recovery. 20,000 first printing.
Number of Pages: 325
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Health + Daily Living / Substance Abuse, Biography + Autobiography / General
Age Range: Teen
Author: Nic Sheff
Street Date: February 19, 2008
Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-0336