Listening to the interview on BYP TV with David Shef, who authored the New York Times bestseller ‘Beautiful Boy’ – which is now a major motion picture at the premiere in West End, reminds me of a chemistry lesson, decades ago, about the electromagnetic force which keeps electrons in orbit.
David Sheff’s nightmare through his son Nick’s addiction to drugs and endless, painful attempts on his recovery saga, are heartbreaking. How can you help your child who is beyond help? I think what makes this emotional rollercoaster memoir so powerful is the addiction David develops, for loving a child who seems to be in a parallel universe, and refusing to give up on him. As a journalist, he explored every possible treatment that could rescued Nick.
To see them both at the movie premiere / the producer put together their separate books into one masterpiece/ you can’t help but ask yourself, why is this possible? It could be any of us, David is a loving parent, just like you and me… The fascinating-harrowing- heartbreaking story, is filled with hard-earned wisdom and today’s headlines across the news are liberating: Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana. Across the pond, right now, in Toronto, there are big celebrations and the buds drop.
Expected to be $5 billion industry in the next year, without considering the ‘pot tourists’ from across the border, there are solid financial benefits to the Canadian Economy but what really matters is the electromagnetic force which keeps electrons in orbit.
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