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Cocaine's Son

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Cocaine's Son by Dave Itzkoff
Jan 18, 2011 | ISBN 9780345524393

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“A remarkable story, beautifully told, sad and painful and funny and hopeful, with a realistic and nuanced message about reconciliation and redemption… I couldn’t stop reading.”
—David Sheff, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Beautiful Boy

Cocaine’s Son is powerful, sad, and funny in the strangest places.  Itzkoff recounts what it’s like to be a son of addiction and a son of America—which end up being much the same thing.”
—Rob Sheffield, author of New York Times bestseller Love is a Mixtape and Talking to Girls about Duran Duran

”While the real blow in Cocaine’s Son is the one Dave Itzkoff delivers to the walls surrounding an emotionally complex and often infuriating relationship with his drug-addicted father—it’s the book’s message of acceptance and forgiveness that ultimately stays with you.”
—Joshua Lyon, author of Pill Head

“Deftly written, with great wit and candor, Cocaine’s Son is a welcome beacon of hope for those of us trying to negotiate new relationships with difficult parents.”
—Janice Erlbaum, author of Girlbomb and Have You Found Her?

“A memoir can be great for many reasons, but one quality matters more than all the others — brutal, uncomfortable honesty. That’s what’s inside this book. Moreover, Cocaine’s Son confronts a brutal, uncomfortable question: How do you forgive someone for their mistakes if those mistakes are the only relationship you have? Dave Itzkoff is a complicated man. After reading this book, I understand why.”
—Chuck Klosterman, author of Eating the Dinosaur

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