Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
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a b Hall, James (19 October 2003). "Review: Art: The Boy by Germaine Greer". The Sunday Times. Archived from the original on 19 April 2022 . Retrieved 18 April 2022. Josh Horowitz (December 8, 2017). "Happy Sad Confused" (Podcast). MTV. Event occurs at 50:03-50:17. Archived from the original on April 26, 2018 . Retrieved June 17, 2018. A brilliant, harrowing, heartbreaking, fascinating story, full of beautiful moments and hard-won wisdom. This book will save a lot of lives and heal a lot of hearts'. Anne Lamott
Outstanding Contributions to Advancing the Understanding of Addictions". Society of Addiction Psychology . Retrieved July 26, 2021.In 2008, it was announced that Paramount Pictures and Plan B Entertainment had acquired film rights to the books Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction, by David Sheff, and Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines, by his son Nic Sheff. Both are about Nic's addiction and eventual recovery. The studio and producers were announcing that they would use the recently published books to frame a picture about drug addiction, from the perspective of both a young meth addict and the father who finds himself helpless to stop his son's downward spiral.  In 2011, it was announced that writer and director Cameron Crowe had written a script based on the books.  In 2012, TheWrap reported that Crowe was looking to direct the film from his own script after wrapping his romantic film Aloha, with New Regency becoming involved in the project after Paramount dropped out.  In December 2013, it was reported that Mark Wahlberg was circling the role of David Sheff, with Crowe still attached to direct.  Kroll, Justin (September 22, 2015). "Felix van Groeningen to Direct 'Beautiful Boy' for New Regency and Plan B (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety . Retrieved August 22, 2017.
This is a brilliant, harrowing, heart-breaking, fascinating book, full of beautiful moments and hard-fought wisdom. It's going to save a lot of lives, and help heal a lot of hearts. I absolutely could not put it down: I read it straight through in two nights.” - Anne Lamott Hubbard, Sue (10 October 2003). " The Boy, by Germaine Greer". The Independent . Retrieved 19 April 2022.My generation experimented with drugs and, now that we are parents, we’re caught off guard. We never contemplated having to face what David Sheff has faced. He writes with candor, courage, and grace his family’s harrowing – and sadly not atypical – story. Beautiful Boy is an important book. It is moving, timely, and sobering. It’s also startlingly beautiful.”
Author David Sheff Focuses on the War on Prevention". KLEAN Treatment Centers. August 1, 2013 . Retrieved January 23, 2019. In person and in messages on social media, people have said similar things again and again and again. Many said they were grateful for the portrayal of addiction as a disease, not a choice made by selfish people. More people than you can imagine told me that their stories were similar, but had a different ending. Their beautiful boy or girl didn’t make it.
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