Best Selling Books by David Sheff

David Sheff is the author of Beautiful Boy (2009), Clean (2013), High (2019), Game Over (2011), The Buddhist on Death Row (2021) and other 7 books.

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Beautiful Boy

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Beautiful Boy
The story of one teenager's descent into methamphetamine addiction is told from his father's point of view, describing how a varsity athlete and honor student became addicted to the dangerous drug and its impact on his family.

Clean

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Clean
Combines personal stories and experiences with cutting edge research to describe a new way of treating substance addiction as well as accompanying mental illnesses.

High

release date: Jan 01, 2019
High
Just Say Know! With drug education for children more important than ever, this nonfiction book draws on the experiences of the NY Times bestselling father/son team of David and Nic Sheff to provide all the information teens and tweens need to know about drugs, alcohol, and addiction. From David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy (2008), and Nic Sheff, author of Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines (2008), comes the ultimate resource for learning about the realities of drugs and alcohol for middle grade readers. This book tells it as it is, with testimonials from peers who have been there and families who have lived through the addiction of a loved one, along with the cold, hard facts about what drugs and alcohol do to our bodies. From how to navigate peer pressure to outlets for stress to the potential consequences for experimenting, Nic and David Sheff lay out the facts so that middle grade readers can educate themselves.

Game Over

release date: Nov 02, 2011
Game Over
More American children recognize Super Mario, the hero of one of Nintendo’s video games, than Mickey Mouse. The Japanese company has come to earn more money than the big three computer giants or all Hollywood movie studios combined. Now Sheff tells of the Nintendo invasion–a tale of innovation and cutthroat tactics.

The Buddhist on Death Row

release date: Jun 15, 2021
The Buddhist on Death Row
Originally published in hardcover in 2020 by Simon & Schuster.

Video Games

release date: Jan 01, 1994
Video Games
Discusses parental misconceptions about video games, looks at issues of sex and violence, and describes the best and worst games

Last Interview

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Last Interview
On the 21st anniversary of his death, a poignant John Lennon document back in print Lennon's last interview before his assassination on December 8, 1980, was first published in Playboy in a 20,000 word format in November that year. It saw limited distribution in the US in its full form as a 200-page book, reflecting 20 hours of tapes made that September, but was never seen elsewhere, and is now a collector's item. This new, revised edition is published with the rare participation of Yoko Ono.

China Dawn

release date: Mar 17, 2009
China Dawn
Imagine living through the breakthrough moments of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and the other icons of today's new economy. The kind of technological revolution that they led in Silicon Valley is now sweeping through China, but with much more dramatic implications. The dynamic entrepreneurs who are using technology to radically transform business and cultural life in China are fighting not only outdated business models and a tumultuous economy but also an unpredictable government that has a love-hate relationship with the Net, at once pushing its expansion at a feverish pace and censoring it. As Duncan Clark, cofounder of BDA, an Internet consulting company in Beijing, told author David Sheff, "This environment -- the regulations, the competition, the political uncertainties -- makes these the fastest, most courageous, nimblest-thinking people globally. To deal with this level of risk and still sleep is no small accomplishment. But they're hooked on it like some Chinese are becoming hooked on Starbucks cappuccino." In this irresistible, groundbreaking book, Sheff takes us into the trenches of the Chinese technology revolution, introducing the major and minor players who are leading China into the twenty-first century. Players like Bo Feng, the charismatic former sushi chef who is now one of the leading venture capitalists in China. And Edward Tian, a national hero who has been described as China's Steve Jobs and Bill Gates combined, who left his own start-up on the eve of its IPO in order to lead the government's attempt to bring broadband to the entire nation, in the process leapfrogging the United States, Europe, and the rest of Asia with the longest and fastest network in the world. As the U.S. technological revolution wanes, business leaders will be looking to the billion-plus potential customers in China for new growth. In addition, the world's newest member of the World Trade Organization will no longer be a bystander in the global economy; it will be a fierce competitor. And when hundreds of million Chinese have access to unprecedented information and communication, China itself will be profoundly altered. Jay Chang, an analyst who covers China for Credit Suisse First Boston, sums the seismic nature of the changes: "What happens when China successfully transforms from a mainly agrarian/industrial nation into one that has significant input from the information technology industry? What happens when eighty percent of the state-owned enterprises in China are able to link economically to the global Internet on fast pipes? What happens when China's engineering talent pool is able to gain access to high-end computing resources and exchange ideas and information easily with their global peers? What happens when fifty percent of the Chinese population gets wired in ten years -- six hundred million people, the largest number of Internet users in the world?" With its compelling, character-driven story, researched over the course of three years, China Dawn will be the definitive book on the subject.

All We Are Saying

release date: Dec 01, 2020

The Playboy Interviews with John Lennon and Yōko Ono

The Playboy Interviews with John Lennon and Yōko Ono
Contains the complete text of the Playboy interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, recorded shortly before Lennon's murder, and includes Lennon's song-by-song analysis of his music

Unt on Internet in China

release date: Jan 01, 2000

The Playboy Interviews with John Lennon & Yōko Ono

The Playboy Interviews with John Lennon & Yōko Ono
Contains the complete text of the Playboy interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, recorded shortly before Lennon's murder, and includes Lennon's song-by-song analysis of his music
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