Thursday, April 17, 2014

Nic Sheff

I've come out of retirement to write about my new favorite author, Nic Sheff.  I'm totally in love, though we've never met, of course.  And he is married to a BEAUTIFUL woman.  And, well, I'm married, too.  His books Tweak and We All Fall Down are captivating, and kind of erotic.  (I must be a little sick, still).  I read his dad's book Beautiful Boy, and appreciated it.  It was heart-wrenching though.  I can't imagine how hard it would be to practice al anon principles on your own kid.  I was making notes about what to do and what not to do to get your kid not to become alcoholic.  Of course, there's the gene piece.  Me, and a few of my relatives, and a few of Brad's relatives have it.  But, this new sober high school  is supposed to address these problems before they become fatal.  Nic's story makes mine look like girl scout trips.  But, of course, it only matters to me how hopeless I think I was, so it was enough.  I was trying to get his address so I could send him some been-bags, but he hasn't responded.  Anyhoo, that's what I've been thinking about.  BTW these are the first books I have read since Ch was born!

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