ScribdChat: Beautiful Boy author David Sheff

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The first 50 Scribd subscribers to arrive will receive a free copy of the book.

What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted David Sheff's journey through his son Nic's addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery, as chronicled in BEAUTIFUL BOY. Before Nic became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets. David Sheff traces the first warning signs: the denial, the three a.m. phone calls - is it Nic? the police? the hospital? His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every treatment that might save his son. And he refused to give up on Nic.

Join us for a candid, emotional look at this memoir that details the emotional rollercoaster of loving a child who seems beyond help.

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7:15PM: Doors open

7:30PM - 8:30PM: ScribdChat with David Sheff and Eileen Wu

8:30PM - 9:00PM: Book signing


ABOUT DAVID SHEFF

David Sheff's previous books include Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Wired, and many other publications. His ongoing research and reporting on the science of addiction earned him a place on Time's list of the world's most influential people.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Eileen Wu is a storyteller, strategist, and thought partner to investors and entrepreneurs. As a former journalist, she has reported and produced for several news organizations including CNBC and CNN. She has covered global news with a focus on the economy and the financial services industry. Her work earned her a Telly award for a three-part series on teen depression and mental health. She is passionate about philanthropy and making an impact with her work. She is an alumna of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.



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