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Beautiful Boy by David Sheff

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
2019-06-25 19:30:00 2019-06-25 20:30:00 America/Chicago Tinley Tomes The Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Tomes selection is Beautiful Boy by David Sheff. Tinley Park Public Library
The Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Tomes selection is Beautiful Boy by David Sheff.

"What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted David Sheff’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets. David Sheff traces the first warning signs: the denial, the three a.m. phone calls—is it Nic? the police? the hospital? His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every treatment that might save his son. And he refused to give up on Nic."


Tinley Tomes comprises two groups that discuss a variety of fiction and nonfiction books. One group meets at 1:30 pm on the second Wednesday of the month and the other at 7:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday. Selections are available at the Adult Reference Desk in hardcover, large print, and audio formats one month before the discussion date.

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1st floor – Meeting Room A
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Book Discussion
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