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Publisher Description

From David Carr (1956–2015), the “undeniably brilliant and dogged journalist” (Entertainment Weekly) and author of the instant New York Times bestseller that the Chicago Sun-Times called “a compelling tale of drug abuse, despair, and, finally, hope.”

Do we remember only the stories we can live with? The ones that make us look good in the rearview mirror? In The Night of the Gun, David Carr redefines memoir with the revelatory story of his years as an addict and chronicles his journey from crack-house regular to regular columnist for The New York Times. Built on sixty videotaped interviews, legal and medical records, and three years of reporting, The Night of the Gun is a ferocious tale that uses the tools of journalism to fact-check the past. Carr’s investigation of his own history reveals that his odyssey through addiction, recovery, cancer, and life as a single parent was far more harrowing—and, in the end, more miraculous—than he allowed himself to remember.

Fierce, gritty, and remarkable, The Night of the Gun is “an odyssey you’ll find hard to forget” (People).

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2008
August 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
11.2
MB

Customer Reviews

SoonerRyan2000 ,

Fascinating read

For a book about man I had never heard of before this, I came away feeling like I really know David Carr. And like him.

schoenbergersm ,

Beautiful

Wow. This most exquisite telling of self destruction, redemption, and reality I’ve ever read.

terrible in Phoenix ,

we lost a good one

" it's been a long and glorious ride , anchored by two people who shook hands on the future the day they met ...."

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