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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (913 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nic Sheff Narrator: Charles Carroll Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In his bestselling memoir Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines, Nic Sheff shared a heartbreakingly honest account of his days as a teenage crystal meth and heroin addict. At the end of Tweak, listeners left Nic checking in to a rehab facility in Arizona. We All Fall Down is about what happened next.

In this powerful and immensely readable follow-up to his first memoir, Sheff picks up where he left off and reveals his first-person account of stints at in-patient rehabilitation facilities, devastating relapses with alcohol and marijuana, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young adult living with addiction.

In We All Fall Down, Nic voices a truth that many addicts understand: not every treatment works for every addict. By candidly revealing his own failures and small personal triumphs, he inspires young people to maintain hope and to remember that they are not alone in their battles.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Nic Sheff captures the insidious, almost vampiric mind-set of an addict who shrinks from any form of light. This book has more in common with Kafka than any recovery memoir I've read.”

    Mary Karr, New York Times bestselling author of Lit and The Liars’ Club 

  • “Sheff’s journey, like his writing, is raw and compelling, heartbreaking and witty. An honest and gracious reflection about the challenges of recovery.” 

    Rachel Sontag, author of House Rules: A Memoir 

  • “Sheff intelligently portrays himself as the most delusional of unreliable narrators. Prone to rambling, wheedling, and sobbing, he resets his goals with each page and rationalizes the hell out of every impulsive action…Sheff is blessed with off-the-charts readability, and his sex-and profanity-laced first-person narration makes him lovable and hateable in equal measure.”


  • “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.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nate Murray | 2/17/2014

    " We All Fall Down is an amazing book that tells the story of Nic Sheff who has been battling addiction all his life. Nic depicts his life as a crystal meth and heroin addict going in and out of rehab to his many relapses he seems an almost hopeless man but he treats his addiction as a driving point to help him become a better person and pursue his writing career. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah Bristol | 2/9/2014

    " This book was absolutely amazing. I picked it up because of the interesting cover but the novel itself is what got me addicted(luckily in a different way than his!)I loved how, even though it was well written and had some beautiful analogies and metaphors, it was easy to read in the way that you could tell it was written by a professional, but also a human being. The writing is what really got me to keep reading it even at times when I got kind of bored of it (which didn't happen often) because I knew that most of the other books that I would end up reading next would be,yes, wonderfully written, grammatically correct,perfect figurative language, etc. they just wouldn't be the same and that was because the novel was written like a journal. In a journal you don't hold back and Nic Sheff certainly didn't hold back! Yes, there was cussing, drugs, and sex so I wouldn't exactly advise my six year old sister to read it but sooner or later all that becomes a part of life. A part that people usually tend to leave out of their novels, unless it's solely about that subject, in order to please the masses and avoid criticism. It was nice to read the whole truth for once. The truth written as a conversation that a long time friend would tell you, not some English professor giving a lecture on the subject and skipping over the scandalous areas. I would advise anyone in high school+ to read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mrs. | 2/3/2014

    " Beautiful and filled with hope. I love it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Shannon O'Neal | 1/21/2014

    " I liked his other book, Tweak, a lot better. This seemed disconnected at times and a touch repetitive. "

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About the Narrator

Charles Carroll is an actor and voice-over artist residing in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. He is an avid film buff and stays active in the local film community.