This book is a must for anybody dealing with a family member addicted to ANYTHING. It doesn't have to be crystal meth...it can be alcohol, heroin, pills, whatever. After reading this book, I feel like I lived through the entire process. David Sheff does a fantastic job of describing his son's life and the events that led up to his addiction. His book is so thorough that I don't have any questions about why his son was addicted. Sometimes you read a story about a person's sad life and you have so many questions like, "where did it go wrong?" David Sheff has probably over analyzed every aspect of why his son was addicted. Every time I thought, "maybe it was because of_________", the author addressed that question. He holds nothing back. He is polite, respectful, and very honest. He is a wonderful writer and the book flows easily. What a sad and tragic story. I am happy there is such a book out there for anybody suffering with a family member who is addicted. I enjoyed reading the experience from a man's point of view. Many men are "closed" emotionally and the author shares his deepest emotions and feelings. I am excited to read Nicolas's book as I'd like to hear both sides of the story. I would also like to read the biological mother's side of the story as well.