Mi Hijo Precioso

El Viaje de un Padre a Traves de la Adiccion de su Hijo

By David Sheff
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307455680, 384pp.)

Publication Date: February 10, 2009

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Como puede un nino estudioso y deportista acabar siendo drogadicto y vagabundo?Que le paso a mi hijo precioso? A nuestra familia? En que me equivoque? Esas son las tormentosas preguntas que acompanan a David Sheff en su viaje a traves de la adiccion a las drogas y los intentos de desintoxicarse de su hijo Nic. Antes de hacerse adicto a las drogas, Nic Sheff era un nino encantador, alegre y simpatico. Adorado por todos, era un buen estudiante y un gran atleta. Pero las metanfetaminas le convirtieron en un tembloroso espectro que mentia, robaba y llego a vivir en las calles. David Sheff traza las primeras senales de alarma, la negacion, la llamada a las 3 de la manana--sera Nic? la policia? el hospital? Su preocupacion obsesiva por Nic se convirtio en otro tipo de adiccion, tambien con tragicas consecuencias.Mi hijo precioso es una cronica candida y sincera sobre como las adicciones no solo danan a los adictos, sino a todos los que les rodean. David Sheff ha escrito un poderoso y conmovedor retrato de familia con el que todos los lectores se identificaran, sobre todo aquellas personas que se enfrentan al terrible problema de la adiccion.



About the Author
There is a new revolution in China, one which intends to unite the people of this vast and populous nation as never before; both highways, roadways and the information superhighway, are being constructed simultaneously, leapfrogging a rural economy into the modern-day information age. "In China, I feel the explosive combination of forces aligning to create the kind of change that alters the course of history," writes David Sheff in the introduction to China Dawn, his latest book. About the entrepreneurs who are trying to spark a social transformation by bringing the latest information technology to the planet's most populous country, China Dawn, researched over three years, is the chronicle of the nascent Chinese technology revolution -- a movement with, Sheff says, "the immodest goal of transforming the life of more than a fifth of the world's people."

David Sheff's articles and interviews have appeared in Playboy, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Wired, Outside, Forbes ASAP, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Esquire and Observer Magazine in England, Foreign Literature in Russia and Playboy (Shueisha) in Japan. He is currently on assignment for Fortune and Vanity Fair. His book, Game Over, was published by Random House in the United States and Hodder and Stoughton in Great Britain as well as in Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Brazil, Israel, and other countries. Vintage published the paperback edition in 1993. The book, reissued in 1999 with a new introduction, was universally praised by reviewers for Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Forbes, USA Today, The New York Review of Books, and hundreds of domestic and international magazines and newspapers. The New York Times called it "beguiling" and "irresistible. . . almost as hypnotic as a successful video game." The Houston Chronicle said, "This book is a must-read. Game Over is about as readable as a business book can be." The Chicago Tribune called it "A cross between Barbarians at the Gate and The Soul of the New Machine."

The Playboy Interviews with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, conducted in 1980, became a Literary Guild Selection book. Other interviews, including those with Ansel Adams, nuclear physicist Ted Taylor, Gore Vidal, Steve Jobs, Tom Hanks, Sting, Scott Peck, Betty Friedan, and Keith Haring, received wide recognition, as did his "Portrait of a Generation" in Rolling Stone. His radio documentaries for National Public Radio on John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird won several awards. He also wrote and edited "Heart Play: Unfinished Dialogue," which won a Grammy Award nomination for Best Spoken Word Recording of 1984.

Sheff is currently a contributing editor of Playboy, Wired, and Yahoo! Internet Life and is on assignment for Fortune and Vanity Fair. He was formerly an editor of New West and California magazines..

He attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he received a degree in social science. He lives in San Francisco, California with his wife and three children.




Praise For Mi Hijo Precioso

“Absolutamente cautivador: uno de los libros más emocionantes que he leído en mucho tiempo. Mi hijo precioso es un libro imprescindible para padres con hijos adictos, o para cualquiera que tenga un ser querido con problemas”. —Dra. Isabel Gómez Bassols“Sheff ha convertido su angustia en esperanza para los adictos y aquellos quienes los aman, dándonos una visión brutal y honesta de la sana respuesta de un padre a un infierno que no puede abandonar”. —Rocky Mountain News“Sin duda ayudará a muchísimos adictos y a sus familias, reafirmándoles que no están solos en su sufrimiento”. —Washington Post

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