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David Sheff

"We can try to protect our children, but they must choose if and how to live. We can, however, always love them."

Portrait by Bart Nagel

How He Empowers Others

David Sheff’s books include Beautiful Boy, Game Over, China Dawn, and All We Are Saying. His many articles and interviews have appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Wired, Fortune, and elsewhere. His piece for the New York Times Magazine, “My Addicted Son,” won an award from the American Psychological Association for “Outstanding Contribution to Advancing the Understanding of Addiction.” Sheff and his family live in Inverness, California.