Sunday, November 27, 2016

(Book) Tweak

A few years ago I was watching a show in which they were talking about a book that was banned from many schools. Curious of course I listened in. The book they were referring to was a book written by a young man, Nic Sheff (son of author David Sheff).

The book called, Tweak was written by Nic and is a personal up close look at his life as it spiraled out of control due to addiction to meth. The story is true and relates to his personal struggle with drugs and alcohol in this poignant and often disturbing memoir. The book is very graphic and honest which is what I love.

Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and Ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin.

Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince him otherwise.

In a voice that is raw and honest, Nic spares no detail in telling us the compelling, heartbreaking, and true story of his relapse and the road to recovery.

As we watch Nic plunge the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, he paints a picture for us of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself. It's a harrowing portrait -- but not one without hope.

Writer, Nic Sheff is a recovering drug addict and alcoholic. Still in his early twenties, he continues to fight daily battles with his addictions. His writing has been published in Newsweek, Nerve, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Tweak is his first book.

The book Tweak is available on Amazon for Kindle, paperback, hard cover and for audible.

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