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by Nic Sheff

Category: Personal Health
Subcategory: Teenagers
Author: Nic Sheff
ISBN: 0316080829
ISBN13: 978-0316080828
Language: English
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (April 5, 2011)
Pages: 368
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In his bestselling memoir Tweak, Nic Sheff took readers on an emotionally gripping roller-coaster ride through his days as an addict. We All Fall Down ends with Nic getting clean again, getting another eighteen months of sobriety.

In his bestselling memoir Tweak, Nic Sheff took readers on an emotionally gripping roller-coaster ride through his days as an addict. Now in this powerful follow-up about his continued efforts to stay clean. But after using for several years, it's really hard to stop using when you're in you're in your twenties. As Nic says, "Having to be sober was like being a forty-year-old trapped in a young adult's body.

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Home Nic Sheff We All Fall Down. Writing a book is a fantasy. You know how many people actually make it as book writers?

Home Nic Sheff We All Fall Down. We all fall down, . Some of ’em think about killing themselves every single day. This one woman, Carol, is fifty and a virgin except for the three times she’s been raped. You know how many people actually make it as book writers? My shoulders rose and then fell. No, I don’t, I told her.

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Akira lived in the basement apartment of his mom’s house. Actually, I didn’t even know he’d be there, but I knocked a couple times, and then his voice came through-soft, always calming.

We all fall down, . Akira lived in the basement apartment of his mom’s house.

Автор: Nic Sheff Название: We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction Издательство: Hachette Book . Описание: In his bestselling memoir Tweak, Nic Sheff took readers on an emotionally gripping roller-coaster ride through his days as an addict.

Описание: In his bestselling memoir Tweak, Nic Sheff took readers on an emotionally gripping roller-coaster ride through his days as an addict.

In We All Fall Down, Nic voices a truth that many addicts understand: not every treatment works for every addict. By candidly revealing his own failures and small personal triumphs, he inspires young people to maintain hope and to remember that they are not alone in their battles. Biographies & Memoirs.

Nic Sheff is the author of two memoirs about his struggles with addiction: the New York Times bestselling Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines and We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction. Nic lives in Los Angeles, California where he writes for film and television. Библиографические данные. Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines.

Along with We All Fall Down, Nic Sheff's Tweak and his father's memoir about him Beautiful Boy, are the basis of the upcoming film Beautiful Boy, starring Steve Carell and Timoth e Chalamet. In his bestselling memoir Tweak, Nic Sheff took readers on an emotionally gripping roller-coaster ride through his days as an addict.

In this powerful follow-up, Sheff writes candidly about stints at in-patient rehab facilities, devastating relapses, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young person living with addiction. 120 people like this topic.

In his bestselling memoir Tweak, Nic Sheff took readers on an emotionally gripping roller-coaster ride through his days as an addict. Now in this powerful follow-up about his continued efforts to stay clean, Nic writes candidly about eye-opening stays at rehab centers, devastating relapses, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young person living with addiction.Tweak and Beautiful Boy, his father's memoir about him, are the basis of the upcoming film Beautiful Boy, starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet.
Comments to eBook We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction
MisterQweene
I read Tweak after reading Beautiful Boy, by Nic's father, twice. I am the mother of an addict. When I saw Nic had written another book, I instantly read the reviews and kindled it immediately, honestly not expecting to be as moved by it as I was by Tweak. That is not the case. Nic, thank you for writing this book, it was amazing.

It may sound odd to call a book about the tortures of someones life amazing, but, this book is. Nic lets us see every twisted, terrible downward spiral by being honest with how he feels and what he thinks, no matter how dirty it sounds. His braveness is unbelievable, letting us see the worst of him. Then, we also get a glimpse of the greatness in him and the hope that lies within. And that hope gives me hope, for him, for my son, for every addict out there.

Nic DOES NOT whine about 12 step programs nor does he bash them. He simply doesn't think they are his way. They may work for most, but perhaps not for him, or they are not the be all end all. He does participate in treatment that is not 12 step based, although he said he goes to a meeting once in a while. Since when does one thing make sense for ALL, every single person? That thinking is so off track. There is always a percentage of people that the common cure does not work for. All Nic is saying is that 12 step isn't for him, let's not crucify him for it. If he had cancer, maybe chemo would work for most, but maybe not for him, are we gonna fry him for that? I applaud how he figured out what he is comfortable with, and stayed true to himself. He doesn't say don't do treatment, he says find the treatment that feels right to you.

This book is just as good as Tweak, and I sincerely hope Nic keeps writing, because I, for one, will be buying his next one.

Be well Nic and thank you, thank you, thank you.
Skiletus
I bought this, and Nic's first book Tweak for my addict son who is in jail. He absolutely raved about both of these books, and said that he felt like the author was living his own life and that it gave him some hope for his own future.
Kanal
When we left off with Nic Sheff in Tweak, he was in rehab, and it sounded as if it was working this time. The thing with rehab is we never know how many times it's going to take. A lot of addicts give up after a couple of tries, and everyone else gives up on them also. But you got to keep trying. You can't stop trying after four attempts if the fifth time is the one that's going to work.

Anyway, I thought Nic was going to make it this time, but in his follow-up memoir, We All Fall Down, we find out that he's just faking it, he's playing the "therapy game." He says what he knows they want to hear, and they believe him...until he gets kicked out for making out with a female client.

What I liked about Nic in Tweak was his humbleness, his honesty, and his insightfulness. But this is a different Nic Sheff in We All Fall Down. He's grandiose, he's an egomaniac with an inferiority complex, and he's got a severe case of terminal uniqueness. He thinks he's better than everyone - hipper, smarter, cooler, but, paradoxically, he thinks he's nothing. I didn't like this Nic Sheff at all. I was thinking, what a low-down, spineless wimp, know-it-all.

Then I realized these are things I don't like about myself. I remembered that this is exactly how I was when I was in my twenties. It's ugly.

Well, of course he relapses, though he doesn't sink as low as before - no hard drugs, mostly pot and alcohol. This book is a good study of what goes through an addict's head as he relapses. There's all the rationalizations, minimizations, and justifications - the twisted logic.

And it all proves that it's not the drug that's the problem. It's our inability to live life on life's terms that the problem. Of course it's a cliche now, but it's true that the drug use is just a symptom of the real problem.

We All Fall Down ends with Nic getting clean again, getting another eighteen months of sobriety. But after using for several years, it's really hard to stop using when you're in you're in your twenties. As Nic says, "Having to be sober was like being a forty-year-old trapped in a young adult's body." We all do fall down, but the important thing is to pick ourselves back up.

David Allan Reeves
Author of "Running Away From Me"
Dordred
I couldn't put the book down. As the mom of a 21 year old addict who has had numerous visit to rehab, this book made we anxious and hopeful. Nic's account felt very real and honest as his behaviors and attitudes are ones I have witnessed first hand. While I felt compelled to read this addict's account of his life, my husband can't bring himself to dig up the pain we have lived by reading it.
I do wish, that whether it is Nic's books or his father's, people would educate themselves about this very scary epidemic and see addiction as the disease it is. Until we move this issue out of the "anonymous" position it has taken, and for good reason, our society will not give this subject the attention and funding it needs to find cures.
I applaud the Sheff family for giving this problem the voice it deserves.
ChallengeMine
I needed this type of insight into the mind of an addict. My daughter is in a bad place right now, and having this perspective has been immensely helpful to me in understanding her. I felt like so many of his words could be coming from her.
Andromajurus
A must read for those who need a better understanding for addict behavior. Nic has a great ability to describe in a way that keeps the reader interested and informed. I've read every book he has written and recommend all for those who have a close family or friend that is an addict. He gives you a better understanding on what works and doesn't work when dealing with an addict. Even if you don't have an addict close to you, it is still a good read.
Painbrand
I loved Tweak, and I loved David Sheff's book. This one, however, was disappointing. It was a rather repetitive book about his ongoing denial, his disdain for the efforts of others. While I understand that is part of the process, for both addiction and recovery, this book repeats the experiences of the original without offering any new insights that makes it an important or insightful re-read. I found myself frustrated instead of compelled.
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