Tomorrow on Oprah!

Tomorrow’s Oprah Show features David Sheff and his son Nic. David, a journalist, wrote an article in 2005 about his son’s meth addiction, “My Addicted Son,” for the New York Times Magazine. The response to the article was so strong (Sheff points out that most addiction memoirs are by the addict, but we rarely hear what addiction does to the family), that Sheff wrote a book on the subject, Beautiful Boy. It’s the current Starbucks book program selection (which means it’s on sale in the 6,500 Starbucks owned stores) and is #2 on the New York Times hardcover nonfiction list after five weeks (it’s at #42 on USA Today‘s list, which shows all bestsellers in one ranking, giving a better view of relative sales). David’s son, Nic, wrote his own book, Tweak, a YA title. It is currently on the NYT Childrens Chapter Books list at #4 after five weeks and the USA Today list at #115.

Reserves are heavy in most libraries. In one that I checked, they were running 10 to 1.

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Beautiful Boy, David Sheff

  • Hardcover: $24.00
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (February 26, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0618683356
  • ISBN-13: 978-061868335
  • Audio CD: $29.95
  • Narrator: Anthony Heald
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Unabridged (February 26, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1433204681
  • ISBN-13: 978-143320468
  • Audio Cassette: $29.95
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Unabridged (February 26, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1433204673
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433204678

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Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines, Nic Sheff

  • Hardcover:$16.99
  • Publisher: Ginee Seo Books (S&S) (February 19, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1416913629
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416913627
  • Audio CD: $29.95
  • Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Unabridged (February 23, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1433209365
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433209369
  • Audio Cassette: $65.95
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Unabridged (February 23, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1433209330
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433209338
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