Paul Mani

Summary of Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction: Conversation Starters

Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction by David Sheff: Conversation Starters

His son Nic had a wonderful childhood. Intelligent and athletic, David Sheff knows that Nic has a promising future because he is excellent in everything he focuses on. But as his son grew older, he turned into an adolescent full of angst and confusion which led to his experimentation with drugs. Taking mood stabilizers and enhancers became a way of life. Eventually, he got addicted to meth. Will David be able to save Nic from his addiction?
Beautiful Boy became a #1 bestseller in the New York Times list. It was named by Entertainment Weekly as the #1 Best Nonfiction Book of 2008 while Barnes & Noble awarded it 2008's Discover Great New Writers Award for nonfiction. It is the basis for the film Beautiful Boy which was released on October 2018. The movie features actors Steve Carell who plays David Sheff and Timothée Chalamet as Nic.

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than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,

and the characters and its world still live on.

Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to

bring us beneath the surface of the page

and invite us into the world that lives on.

These questions can be used to create hours of conversation:

Foster a deeper understanding of the book

Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups

Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately

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    Nensihas quoted8 months ago
    The first C is he didn't cause the addiction; the second C is he can't control it, and the third C is he can't cure it.
    Anna Chernovahas quotedlast year
    addiction does not merely affect the life of the one who suffers it but involves the family and loved ones as well.
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