“Imperfect action is better than perfect inaction.”
- Harry S. Truman
Arrived home to my monthly #bookmail from #heywoodhill. I've had this subscription for 3 years and they've never failed to pick beautiful books that perfectly align to my tastes while simultaneously keeping me on the edge of my literary comfort zone.
I have especially high hopes for this one and I suspect there's going to be a lot of personal identification. #mentalhealth #recovery
I haven‘t seen the movie that was based on this book and after reading the book, I‘m not sure I really want to. Written by a father whose oldest son becomes addicted to crystal meth, it is harrowing to read. It captures very convincingly the stresses that assail a family when addiction occurs. Nic, the addict, is smart and creative and has a bright future in front of him until he discovers meth. Well-written, but chilling to read.
Finish it with a few hours left to spare.
For me this was hard hitting.
It was also very easy to read and understand even if you don‘t know lots of psychology.
If you need/want a place to start in helping yourself grow into a better adult I would absolutely pick this one up.
88 pages left to read and 16 hours to do it in. I can do this. Outstanding Divination N.E.W.T.s here I come.
My first #friyayintro !
1- Just started this one! A father‘s journey through his son‘s addiction.
2- Yes! Going to see the Jonas Brothers on Saturday! 🎶
3- Cookies & cream mixed with anything peanut butter
4- I used to play the piano
Loved this story! Really unique perspective of a young woman putting her life back together after a tragic accident.
I did not think I‘d have so much in common with Russell Brand. Due to his accent, I preferred listening to him read his own book to me more than reading my hard copy. He did go off on quite a few tangents that made absolutely no sense to me but he would eventually come back around to recovery. Enjoyable, practical, and helpful.