YA Bookclub: Nic Sheff "Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines"

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 4:15pm

The story that inspired the major motion picture Beautiful Boy featuring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet.
This New York Times bestselling memoir of a young man’s addiction to methamphetamine tells a raw, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful tale of the road from relapse to recovery.

Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and Ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince him otherwise. In a voice that is raw and honest, Nic spares no detail in telling us the compelling, heartbreaking, and true story of his relapse and the road to recovery. As we watch Nic plunge into the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, he paints a picture for us of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself. It's a harrowing portrait—but not one without hope.

 

Collected Works invites teens ages 14-18 to join us for a Young Adult book club on the last Sunday of each month (unless noted) from 4-5:30pm.

Book club participants receive a 15% discount if they purchase the book from Collected Works.  

While we appreciate that many adults also enjoy reading YA (and encourage you to continue to do so), we request that only teens age 14-18 participate in this book club. Please spread the word to young adults in your life.  

AND... we're introducing a YA Club Card -- available for all ages. YA Club Cards will be available at the front register. Buy 9 YA books and your 10th book will be free, for any book in the store up to $30. 

Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781416972198
Availability: Available to Ship - Est. Delivery in 8-13 Business Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 6th, 2009