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Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

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David Sheff's story is a first: a teenager's addiction from the parent's point of view -- a real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

Overall customer rating: 5.000
Barry F

Very helpful and readable

by Barry F on Jun 20, 2013

As the father of a young adult with a debilitating chemical dependency problem, I found that reading this open description of David Sheff?s painful attempt at learning to live with his son?s difficult life helpful and, in some strange way, hopeful. I strongly recommend it to anyone with an addict in ... More

Kenamac

Great book hard read

by Kenamac on Aug 11, 2011

It's a hard read if you have a child in this situation but extremely informative and ultimately hopeful. More

profnor

touching, insightful and informative

by profnor on Aug 13, 2009

What a beautiful story...how deeply a father cares for his son. It was touching and insightful as well as informative. Thank God, I never had to deal with a child's addiction but it made me appreciate how close we actually came as a family in having to deal with such a powerful issue. More

anitaj
by anitaj on Jan 23, 2009

I read this book a year ago. Since then I've given it to others whenever I've become aware that they are the parents of someone whose has a meth addiction. I spent 15 years as the parent of two children who were addicted. Having personal experience of the angst, I cried at times as I read and remembered ... More

SCMetro

Difficult But Must Read for Parents of an Addict

by SCMetro on Apr 13, 2008

Beautiful Boy by David Sheff was given to me by a friend who works in the drug addiction services arena. She figured that it would be therapeutic for me as my son was an addict for ten years and has maintained sobriety for the past two years. Little did I know how reading Beautiful Boy would bring up ... More

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