Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction by Nic Sheff

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight an upcoming release that we're excited about.  This week I'm waiting on We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction by Nic Sheff.

In his bestselling memoir Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines, Nic Sheff shared a heartbreakingly honest account of his days a crystal meth and heroin addict.  In this powerful and immensely readable follow-up, Sheff pick up where he left off and reveals his first person account of stints at in-patient rehabilitation facilities, devastating relapses with alcohol and marijuana, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young adult living with addiction.

There are so many made up accounts of fights with addiction for YA readers, and it's not that some of them aren't valuable, but some of them are kind of ridiculous and try the "scared straight" tactic which so often doesn't work at all and just feels fake.   This is different.  It's a look at a real person who fought addiction, failed, and fought again.

We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction will be coming from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on April 5, 2011.


  1. Welcome to glad you're participating!!

  2. Thanks for the recommendation. I agree that real experiences are more relative and, of course, more believable.

  3. A great idea to read a real life story of something we see a lot of in fiction.

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  4. Wow, this looks like a great pick for the YA collection. Thanks for the recommend and for visiting my blog! :) New follower here and happy reading!

  5. A superb pick! It looks great. Happy Reading :)
    Check out what I'm Waiting On Wednesday

    Mia @GrippedintoBooks


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