For this throwback Thursday, I’m picking a memorable book I read in 2014.
One of my favorite books read in 2014 is Beautiful Boy by David Sheff. This book is a memoir about a father’s journey through his son’s addiction. It’s a heartbreaking read–addiction is truly a nasty monster–but it was such a good read.
Check it out if you haven’t read it already!
Have you read it? Let me know what you thought about it in the comments section!
Description (From Goodreads): What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted every moment of David Sheff’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic Sheff became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets. David Sheff traces the first subtle warning signs: the denial, the 3 A.M. phone calls (is it Nic? The police? The hospital?), the rehabs. His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself, and the obsessive worry and stress took a tremendous toll, but as a journalist, he instinctively researched every avenue of treatment that might save his son and refused to give up on him. Beautiful Boy is a fiercely candid memoir that brings immediacy to the emotional roller coaster of loving a child who seems beyond help.