Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
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Greer has described her book as "full of pictures of 'ravishing' pre-adult boys with hairless chests, wide-apart legs and slim waists". She goes on to say that, "I know that the only people who are supposed to like looking at pictures of boys are a sub-group of gay men", she wrote in London's Daily Telegraph. "Well, I'd like to reclaim for women the right to appreciate the short-lived beauty of boys, real boys, not simpering 30-year-olds with shaved chests."   She was criticised for these comments, with some writers labeling her a paedophile.  Greer responded vigorously on Andrew Denton's television talk show Enough Rope. Denton quoted her as having said to the Sydney Morning Herald that, "A woman of taste is a pederast—boys rather than men."   She had anticipated that she would be called a paedophile after the book's publication, and was quoted as saying "This book is going to get me into a lot of trouble. I'll be called a paedophile after this."   Editions [ edit ] In January 2019, High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction was published. A resource for middle-school readers offering clear, direct information about the realities of drugs and alcohol, it is Sheff and his son Nic's first collaborative project. This section contains wording that promotes the subject in a subjective manner without imparting real information. Please remove or replace such wording and instead of making proclamations about a subject's importance, use facts and attribution to demonstrate that importance. ( April 2021) ( Learn how and when to remove this template message) In The New Zealand Herald, Alison Jones wrote that, "Greer's affectionate enjoyment of boys will resonate with that of countless mothers (and fathers) who adore their sons' litheness and mourn its passing. It may be prosaic to confess this, but as a mother of teenage sons, I found this book a genuine balm."  For Prospect, Sebastian Smee wrote that, "Many people's first instinct may be that she is exploiting the dubious sanctuary of art to validate dangerous desires. But in the current climate, in which we have all but given up on the distinction between eroticism and pornography, Greer is trying to draw a distinction between delight and desire. There is a subtlety in the writing and an openness to complication one doesn't always find in her work. The result is a book that strikes me as courageous."  I wanted to forewarn other parents, so they’d know, yes, it can happen to you. No family is immune. I wanted to plead with them not to deny what’s in front of their eyes and waste no time in intervening.
Other comments from his teachers are effusive praise of his creativity, sense of humor, compassion, participation, and stellar work.Greer, Germaine (7 December 2002). "Country notebook: beautiful boys cause bedlam". The Daily Telegraph . Retrieved 18 April 2022. Warren, Greta (25 November 2015). "Is no-platforming the right approach?". Trinity News . Retrieved 18 April 2022.