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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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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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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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 LEVITHAN CHANGES THE WORLD ONE KISS AT A TIME
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan  

Cover Story: PDAA
BFF Charm: Make It Rain
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk:  Whimsically Weighty
Bonus Factors: Diversity, World Record, YA Inside Joke
Relationship Status: Revolutionary

Cover Story: PDAA

Normally, when I see two people kissing on a cover, I consider it a defacement of the ...


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