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Join Cuyahoga County Public Library and WKYC-Channel 3 every third Monday of the month on Live on Lakeside for our book club discussion! We’ll take questions, chat about our takeaways from the books and even hear from the authors themselves.


David Sheff, best-selling author and advocate, will visit our Parma-Snow Branch on May 11 to discuss his memoir Beautiful Boy and his other work researching addiction and treatment. This event is free and open to the public. Please register to reserve your seat. 

Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry. 

This event is presented in conjunction with the interactive exhibit, Drugs: Costs and Consequences, Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause, which will be on display at in the Cuyahoga County Public Library Administrative Offices February 7 — June 21, 2020. Learn more about the exhibit.  


Beautiful-Boy.jpgABOUT THE BOOK

Now a major motion picture starring Steve Carell

What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted David Sheff’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets. David Sheff traces the first warning signs: the denial, the three a.m. phone calls — is it Nic? the police? the hospital? His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every treatment that might save his son. And he refused to give up on Nic.