Search Results: "David Sheff"


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Released: March 1, 1993

"A revelatory, if overlong, appraisal of the world's multimedia past, present, and future as shaped by its dominant player. (Fifteen line drawings—not seen.)"
An exhaustive, gung-ho progress report on Japan's Nintendo, the transnational enterprise that bestrides the expanding market for computer/video games like a colossus. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"A clear picture of what meth addiction does to a user and those who love him that may help other families better cope with this growing problem."
"I'll be fine. I've stopped using." That lie is told again and again in this memoir of a father's heartbreaking struggle with his son's addiction to methamphetamines. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2002

"Solid business-reporting skills, backed by wide access to key players, make this an especially useful case study for would-be China hands."
A speculative account of the electronic age that is dawning in China—one that, the author suggests, may soon bring both wealth and democracy to the world's most populous nation. Read full book review >

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CLEAN by David Sheff
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"Intelligent and thought-provoking views into the complexities of addiction and recovery."
An enterprising treatise on drug abuse and addiction intervention. Read full book review >

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WE ALL FALL DOWN by Nic Sheff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 5, 2011

"It's painfully honest—but also painful to read, likely guaranteeing avid teen interest. (Memoir. 15 & up)"
In a raw, honest and expletive-ridden narrative, 23-year-old Sheff effectively chronicles the ups and downs of trying to overcome his methamphetamine addiction and pull his life together. Read full book review >

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HEALTH
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"A raw, directionless search for the truth. (For his father's side of the story, see Beautiful Boy, 2007) (Nonfiction. YA)"
In the publisher's second (and lesser) recent drug memoir, golden-boy-to-be Sheff recounts his descent from casual drinking and pot smoking as a teenager to heroin, cocaine and crystal-meth abuse in his early 20s. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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SCHIZO by Nic Sheff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Given the grim reality of medical management of schizophrenia (and the bleakness of depictions of it in teen fiction), the cautious optimism of Miles' life is most welcome. (Fiction. 14-17)"
A teen with schizophrenia is getting better—isn't he? Read full book review >

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HARMONY HOUSE by Nic Sheff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"A solid and quite frightening tale of the supernatural. (Horror. 12-18)"
A girl dominated by her fanatically religious father tries to escape when he confines her inside a haunted house. Read full book review >

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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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