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David Sheff is an American author of the New York Times best-selling memoir A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction. In 2009 Sheff was included in the Time Magazine Time 100, The World's Most Influential People, and Beautiful Boy was named the best nonfiction book of the year by Entertainment Weekly. The book also won the Barnes & Noble "Discover Great New Writers Award" for nonfiction and was an Amazon.com Best Book of 2008.
Total Books: 38
Beautiful Boy was based on Sheff's article, "My Addicted Son," that first appeared in the New York Times Magazine. The article won an award for "Outstanding Contribution to Advancing the Understanding of Addictions" from the American Psychological Association.
Sheff, a journalist, has written for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Playboy, Wired, Fortune, and National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." His interview subjects have included John Lennon, Frank Zappa, Steve Jobs, Keith Haring, David Hockney, Jack Nicholson, Ted Taylor, Carl Sagan, Betty Friedan, Barney Frank, Fareed Zakaria, and many others. In addition to Beautiful Boy, Sheff wrote the books Game Over, China Dawn, and All We Are Saying: The Last Major Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. He has also been an editor of New West, California, and other magazines.
Sheff graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. Sheff, a native of Boston, MA, lives in Northern California with his wife, Karen Barbour, an artist, illustrator, and author of children’s books. He has three children, Nic, Jasper, and Daisy Sheff. Nic Sheff has also written a memoir recounting his years of addiction in the book Tweak.