Nic Sheff: Tweak

Author: Nic Sheff
Book: Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines

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A heartbreaking and powerful memoir of a young man's plunge into the mental and physical depths of crystal meth addiction.

Get more on Nic Sheff at SimonandSchuster.com

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message 1: by April

April Grant He appears to be on drugs in this video.


message 2: by Jay

Jay G. High or not, maybe just not the brightest bulb in the box. The west coast stoner affect doesn't help. And not sure that Portland's where ya wanna be if ur going for the sobriety thing.


message 3: by Erica

Erica Completely obvious that he's using in this video.... when he won't even look up hardly at all and when he does, his eyes are completely empty. Pretty hard to buy what he's selling... this whole "I've come to terms with my addiction", blah, blah, blah. Really? Cause you're still using. Grow up!!


message 4: by Renee

Renee Moore Jay wrote: "High or not, maybe just not the brightest bulb in the box. The west coast stoner affect doesn't help. And not sure that Portland's where ya wanna be if ur going for the sobriety thing."

April wrote: "He appears to be on drugs in this video."

Jay wrote: "High or not, maybe just not the brightest bulb in the box. The west coast stoner affect doesn't help. And not sure that Portland's where ya wanna be if ur going for the sobriety thing."

I've read both of Nic's memoirs and he is an amazing writer. He struggles with life-long addiction and mental health problems. Shame on you Erica for telling him to grow up! Addiction is an illness, a disease. Clearly you have no idea what it's like to struggle with substance abuse.


Laurel Lahaie I loved Nic's book and have been deeply touched by his willingness to expose himself so that others may learn more about addiction and so that others can avoid going down the wrong path. I will let my girls read this book when they are old enough and hope that it will shed a different light on drugs and alcohol than our typical culture does. Thanks Nic. Lastly, I do not think he appears to be using in this video. Don't listen to the naysayers Nic. You have already proven your strength and continue to do so.


message 6: by James

James exactly. an addiction is an ongoing problem you can't just magically get better it's hard and you have to try. you obviously do not know a thing about addiction so before you come tell him that he's "obviously high" or to "grow up" learn the facts about the issue he has to deal with everyday of his life.


Kathryn Mcelroy Laurel wrote: "I loved Nic's book and have been deeply touched by his willingness to expose himself so that others may learn more about addiction and so that others can avoid going down the wrong path. I will le..."I'm on page 63 and I think it's a very worth while read. Nobody hardly writes raw stuff, and boy is this raw. He made you see and feel how terrible and dingy drug addiction gets.


Mikayla Martorano Okay for all of you saying he's clearly on drugs...are you not aware of the permanent physical and mental effects on the body? He could be clean as a whistle and still seem high. He wrote this book to speak to others about what having such an awful addiction & to bring awareness that most people that are addicted do not want to be. Read the book with an open, non-judgemental mind and understand he's trying to reach people like you in order to let them know it's difficult.


message 9: by Sara

Sara Mikayla wrote: "Okay for all of you saying he's clearly on drugs...are you not aware of the permanent physical and mental effects on the body? He could be clean as a whistle and still seem high. He wrote this book..."

No, they don't get that at all. It's ignorant and it's really gross to read the comments about this book. If someone is looking for a feel-good book about an addict pulling themselves up by their bootstraps... good luck.


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