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David Sheff

David Sheff

David Sheff is the author of Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s AddictionClean, All We Are Saying, The Buddhist on Death Row, Game Over and other books. David is the founder of the Beautiful Boy Fund, devoted to supporting quality, evidence-based treatment for substance-use disorders and research to further the field of addiction medicine.

Beautiful Boy was a number-one New York Times bestseller and was based on his article, “My Addicted Son,” which appeared in the New York Times Magazine and won a special award from the American Psychological Association for “outstanding contribution to the understanding of addiction.” In 2009, David was named to the Time 100, Time Magazine’s list of the World’s Most Influential People. A feature film adaptation of “Beautiful Boy” was produced by Amazon Studios and Plan B Entertainment and starred Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet.

David graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives with his family in Northern California. Along with working as a writer, David has been a featured speaker about substance-use disorders and mental illness at the United Nations and high schools and colleges, addiction and mental-health conferences, and community events throughout the United States and Canada.

Books by this author

Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey through His Son's Addiction

Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey through His Son’s Addiction

David Sheff
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Autobiography and Memoir, Nonfiction