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I‘m not really one for reading memoirs but I‘m giving it a try with this one and really liking it!
Having people be mad at me is my worst fear. I can't stand it. There is this crazy fear I have of being rejected by anyone-even people I don‘t really care about. It‘s always better to leave them first, cut all ties, and disappear. They can‘t hurt me that way---no one can.
Half the time reading this, I just wanted to hug him and say, “Your life can be so much more amazing that you‘re making it.”
The other half, I just thought he was a privileged white kid that could only think with his dick and his ego.
#booked2019 #bookaboutaddiction #nonfiction2019 #somethingwithmusic (the kid had a soundtrack for everything!)
F#$&, f#$&ity f#$&. My doctor changed my meds Monday, and I‘m having a hard time. I‘m still doing the #nonfiction thing. This is the only book I can read right now. 🤷🏻♀️ I guess I‘m just in need of some deep #selfcare. 💕💕
“As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are - what others say is irrelevant.” - Nic Sheff
This book was heaaaavvvvy. Not for the weak of heart. It is a raw, unpretty look into the life of a drug addict. I often felt extremely uncomfortable while reading, but yet felt motivated to finish. I felt it was important for me to dive into this book because I've never understood how deep and troubling drug addiction can be. I admire the bravery and courage Nic Sheff displayed in writing this memoir.
Day 6: A book that makes you sad
This book... It's based on the author's real journey with addiction. I really hope Sheff is doing well and is in good health. This was a tough read. I have a strong stomach for reading sensitive material but I came to a point when I had to put it down for a little bit. It's graphic, raw, and emotional. Definitely another permanent installment on my bookshelf forever. #nicsheff #tweak #addiction #drugs #problembook
I think one of the most interesting things with this book is the fact that the father also wrote a book about dealing with his son‘s addiction. The differing perspectives and horrors that they go through are even more evident when you read both books. Nic Scheff is a good writer because he makes you feel invested in his story and he is gritty and real in how he portrays life with addiction.
Finished Tweak today with less than a day to spare! After reading Nic‘s father‘s story, A Beautiful Boy, I loved how this fills in the holes of their story and gives the other perspective of what was going on in Nic‘s world and an inside look of what it‘s like to be an addict. While reading this, I found out there is a movie in production for A Beautiful Boy. I‘m really looking forward to it.
This was probably between a pick and so-so for me, simply bc of the subject matter. However, having said that, for a book about drugs and addiction, it was like watching a car accident -I couldn't stop reading. It's written in present tense, like a journal and flows well, chronicling the author's journey with his addiction and subsequent rehab. Intriguing to see that from that side of the situation. 🌟🌟🌟 1/2
Poorly written, and it felt way too long. Plus, the author comes from this world of privilege and a ridiculous childhood which he seemed to brag about to me. Aside from that, his description of being high and what his life was like was explicit and very descriptive. ⭐️⭐️1/2 of 5.