‘Beautiful Boy’ Author David Sheff Will Speak In Vermont

Written by Eliza Player on Wednesday, 04 April 2012. Posted in Voices in Recovery

‘Beautiful Boy’ Author David Sheff Will Speak In Vermont

New york Times best-selling author, David Sheff, will be in Burlington, Vermont on Thursday, at 7pm at Contois Auditorium, located in the City Hall building.   According to BurlingtonFreePress.com , he will be speaking about drug addiction.  His book, ‘Beautiful Boy,’ documents his son’s battle with drug addiction, from Sheff’s perspective as he watched from the father’s sidelines.

The talk is sponsored by Kingdom County Production and Project New Beginnings.  Both organizations are collaborating on a documentary film that highlights the rising problem with prescription pill problem in Vermont.  Tickets are $15, with a reduced price based on need.  Discounted and free tickets for people in drug recover are also available by calling (802)357-4616.  For more information, visit KingdomCounty.org.

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About the Author

Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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