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Nic Sheff

Biography

Nic Sheff

Nic Sheff is a recovering drug addict and alcoholic. Still in his early twenties, he continues to fight daily battles with his addictions. His writing has been published in NewsweekNerve, and the San Francisco ChronicleTWEAK is his first book.

Nic Sheff

Books by Nic Sheff

by David Sheff and Nic Sheff - Children's, Children's 10-14, Children's Nonfiction, Health, Nonfiction, Social Issues

From David Sheff, author of BEAUTIFUL BOY (2008), and Nic Sheff, author of TWEAK: Growing Up on Methamphetamines (2008), comes the ultimate resource for learning about the realities of drugs and alcohol for middle grade readers. This book tells it as it is, with testimonials from peers who have been there and families who have lived through the addiction of a loved one, along with the cold, hard facts about what drugs and alcohol do to our bodies. From how to navigate peer pressure to outlets for stress to the potential consequences for experimenting, Nic and David Sheff lay out the facts so that middle grade readers can educate themselves.

by Nic Sheff - Horror, Science Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Something’s not right in Beach Haven. Jen Noonan’s father thinks a move to Harmony House is the key to salvation, but to everyone who has lived there before, it is a portal to pure horror. After her alcoholic mother’s death, Jen’s father cracked. He dragged Jen to a dilapidated old manor on the shore of New Jersey to start their new lives --- but Jen can tell that the place has an unhappy history. She can feel it the same way she can feel her anger flowing out of her, affecting the world in strange ways she can’t explain. Visions of a strange boy who lived in the house long ago follow Jen wherever she goes, and her father’s already-fragile sanity disintegrates before her eyes. As the forces in the house join together to terrorize Jen, she must find a way to escape the past she didn’t know was haunting her --- and the mysterious and terrible power she didn’t realize she had.

by Nic Sheff - Fiction, Mental Health

Miles is the ultimate unreliable narrator --- a teen recovering from a schizophrenic breakdown who believes he is getting better . . . when in reality he is growing worse. Driven to the point of obsession to find his missing younger brother and wrapped up in a romance that may or may not be the real thing, Miles is forever chasing shadows. As Miles feels his world closing around him, he struggles to keep it open.

by Nic Sheff - Nonfiction, Young Adult 15+

In this follow-up to his bestselling memoir TWEAK, Nic Sheff talks about his continued efforts to stay clean --- filled with eye-opening stays at rehab centers, devastating relapses, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young person living with addiction.