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Tweak : (growing up on methamphetamines)

by Nic Sheff

  Print book : Biography : Secondary (senior high) school  |  1st ed

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This story becomes part of you.   (2010-11-07)

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by Jherzanek

I recently finished "Tweak" after reading "Beautiful Boy." I also went to hear Nic and his father speak at the Boulder Bookstore. I told them both "I feel as though I know you."

This book is about real life. It is honest/straightforward and filled with colorful, often painfully honest and delightfully cynical descriptions of the people and events in Nic's life.

It is obvious that Nic did not write this book to get others to "like him." I appreciate his willingness to be himself and to lay his life bare for others to experience.

I find myself re-experiencing events that Nic wrote about so vividly. I don't often have this reaction, months after reading a book. Some writers have a gift of connecting with the reader and I hope Nic continues with this.

Although Nic finishes the book with no promise of a fairy-tale ending, my thoughts and prayers are with him--as he has somehow become part of my life-experience.

After reading this, friends and parents may wonder what they can do to help someone who needs recovery. A good start for someone who has no clue about addiction and these types of problems is the book and DVD "Why Don't They JUST QUIT? What families and friends need to know about addiction and recovery" by Joe Herzanek.

~Joe Herzanek CAP: Addiction Counselor
President: Changing Lives Foundation
Author: Why Don't They Just Quit? What families and friends need to know about addiction and recovery.

http://www.ChangingLivesFoundation.org  •  http://www.WhyDontTheyJustQuit.com

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