David Sheff

“Ha Jin writes: 'Some great men and women are fortified and redeemed through their suffering, and they even seek sadness instead of happiness, just as Van Gogh asserted, 'Sorrow is better than joy,' and Balzac declared, 'Suffering is one's teacher.' But these dicta are suitable only for extraordinary souls, for the select few. For ordinary people like us, too much suffering can only make us meaner, crazier, pettier, and more wretched”


David Sheff, Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
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Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction by David Sheff
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