Seven people were at the Book Club meeting to discuss Beautiful Boy by David Sheff. This turned out to be one of the best book conversations that we have had. It is the memoir of Sheff’s family as they deal with their son, Nic, a methamphetamine addict. While everyone agreed that it was a hard read, they also agreed that it was worthwhile to read. One member stated that it was worth reading or giving to anyone who is struggling with this issue in their family because Sheff uses a lot of research in his writing as well as anecdote and it is not sentimental like so many books in this category can be.
Other books worth looking into:
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese