Blah, blah, blah. I'll give it to the kid his writing has improved since his first piece but the content was pretty boring. I'm just grateful I did not buy this piece and found it in the library or I'd be really upset. I wouldn't be surprised if he writes a third book and admits he never really quit slamming heroin and meth. At least that would be more interesting than 300 pages of pot smoking, drinking and writing. I've got to switch to some good literature just to wash the taste of suck out of my mouth. I think I'll re-read some Cormac McCarthy or someone uplifting like that.
This book was very good. As a recovering addict myself it was very relatable but not as cringe worthy as tweak.
this was another vivid account of life by Sheff, not as difficult to read as tweak in that its not as disturbing but it is honest and well written even though the writting process seems to be difficult for Nic as talked about in this book. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to understand mental illness and addiction better.
A must read if you have read Tweak and A Beautiful Boy. This book really helps you see that addiction is a life long disease and not something that you just choose to quit. He tells some of the truths that he left out of Tweak. Makes you wonder how many lies are in this book and if he is purposefully lying to his readers or really just to himself. The story is good but the writing is average. He writes as if he is talking to you and his slang and the use of the "word" "uh" is a distraction from the narrative.
Promoting Tweak, his memoir of meth addiction, Nic Sheff claimed he was sober. In We All Fall Down, he reveals the truth: He wasn't.
WHAT WERE YOU ON AT THE TIME?
I was smoking pot. I justified it by feeling it wasn't hard drugs.
HOW DID YOU STOP?
I came clean to my dad. It was super-embarrassing. And for the first time, I got myself into a treatment center.
WHY IS THIS TIME DIFFERENT?
I take bipolar medication. It's made a real difference. I've been sober for two years, and I'm engaged to be married.
WHY WRITE THE NEW BOOK?
Recovery is portrayed as going to rehab and being cured. It isn't. I wanted to write about getting better slowly, which is how it is for a lot of people. My advice to other addicts: Hold on. If I could pick myself up, anyone can.
There are no ages for this title yet.
There are no summaries for this title yet.
There are no notices for this title yet.
There are no quotes for this title yet.