Register today for the annual Mary Morris Leighton Lecture, featuring author Nic Sheff.
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 53995 Indiana State Route 933, South Bend, IN 46637
Time: 7 p.m. (ET)
To reserve a seat, call 574.647.6630 or register online.
You can download a PDF of the flyer here.
Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would smoke pot regularly, do cocaine and ecstasy, and develop addictions to methamphetamines and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to.
It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince him otherwise. Now in his thirties, Sheff is a recovering drug addict and alcoholic who has written two memoirs, Tweak and We All Fall Down, about his experience. He has also been published in Newsweek, Nerve, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
In a voice that is raw and honest, he spares no detail in telling the compelling, heartbreaking, and true story of his relapse and the road to recovery. He plunges into the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, painting a picture of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself. It’s a harrowing portrait—but not one without hope.
About Nic Sheff
Nic Sheff is a recovering drug addict and alcoholic. Now in his thirties, he continues to fight daily battles with his addictions. His writing has been published in Newsweek, Nerve, and the San Francisco Chronicle. TWEAK is his first book.
Nic’s father, David Sheff, is the author of Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction. This award winning, #1 New York Times bestseller recounts Sheff’s harrowing struggle to help Nic overcome his methamphetamine addiction. Beautiful Boy will be made into a feature film to be released in 2018.