Monday, June 3, 2013

Author Bio: Nic Sheff

This week's review book is Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff. It's his memoir of his time recovering and relapsing (and recovering again) from his drug addiction.

Nic is the son of another writer, David Sheff, who has written for many publications, including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Playboy, and more. David also wrote a book about his perspective on Nic's struggles with addictions, called Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction, which sprang from an article he wrote for The New York Times called "My Addicted Son." More recently, David has written a book called Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy, which offers advice and comfort for the loved ones of addicts at every stage of the process.

Nic has also written another book about addiction, called We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction, which is about his continuing efforts to stay clean.

Nic Sheff is currently working for "The Fix", a site (as the name suggests) about recovery, rehab, and addictions.  It focuses on finding a solution to addiction and helping its readers recover. You can find a list of Sheff's articles here.  As always, we encourage you to check out his twitter, where he seems to post pretty regularly.

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