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We All Fall Down by Nic Sheff
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Jan 17, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, young-adult
Read from November 16 to 29, 2010

...I was happy to hear Nic Sheff has another memoir coming out; one reason being an update in his own voice, and another because it means he must be sober more often than not to accomplish a second book...

We All Fall Down: Living With Addiction covers a period of time in Nic’s life when he entered rehab after Tweak ended. He is in and out of a couple different programs, and has episodes of relapse. He talks about working on a book and then touring with his dad to promote it. Like Tweak, it is not an easy, happy book to read, but Nic’s story is powerful and really puts the reader in his mind. I couldn’t help but feel sympathy for all involved: Nic, his family, his friends, his fellow addicts. Again, like Tweak, it is written in a conversational tone...

I would recommend that Tweak be read before reading We All Fall Down. It could be read on its own, but I think Nic’s story is more powerful if you know his background struggles of addiction and relationship drama...

We All Fall Down is a memoir that I could not put down, and I really value Nic’s update. I continue to wish the best for him and hope we hear more from Nic himself in the future...

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