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His own. ⠌ PDF Author David Carr ⡃ A fierce, self lacerating tale.writing full of that special journalistic energy that is driven by a combination of reporting and intelligence Pete Hamill, The New York Times A remarkable narrative of redemptionHe writes with grace and precisionWith grit and a recovering user s candor, Mr Carr has written an arresting tale Edward Kosner, The Wall Street Journal 3 stars It s an odyssey you ll find hard to forget Kim Hubbard, People The Night of the Gun is about as dark and murky as dark and murky get And though it is one of the most eloquent accounts of the seduction and snare of addiction, what s gotten lost in the water cooler discussion about Carr s misadventures including drug peddling as well as his bout with cancer is that this book, in its sharp, serrated prose, is a meditation on how memory works but mostly how it doesn t , a man s obsessive effort to get at his life s true narrative using the skills he s honed as a reporter, the one piece of his life that didn t combust George Lynell, L.A Times After years of abuse, the memoir has found its white knight, galloping in to show how a personal story can be engrossing, shocking and true Mr Carr s bookpractically issues a challenge to thosecurrent reigning kings David Sedaris, Augusten Burroughs, Ishmael Beah of the memoir genre You get a video camera and tape recorder, and retrace the steps of your life Will your story sound the same It adds up to a riveting, improbable story More important, Mr Carr has produced a work that stands to revive the excitement and thrill of reading about reporting It s All the President s Men, but about a dude from Minnesota with a drug habit New York Observer Review of Books There may be no memoirist who has skillfully used journalistic tools to reconstruct his own life than New York Times media columnist David Carr in his remarkable and harrowing book, The Night of the Gun.A Jennifer Reese, Entertainment Weekly The Night of the Gun is in part a writerly exercise in defense and disarmament memoir in the throes of an existential crisis But that does not prevent it from being a great read This is largely because, in using his reporter s chops to investigate his own past, Carr taps the very skills that propelled him to survive His method, as much as his madness, is the story Time He never asks for sympathy, but his skill and the way he has told his story deserves respect The Night of the Gun is an amazingly honest and fascinating memoir Myrna Blyth, National Review The Night of the Gun, is the fierce, funny, disturbing, brutally honest, and ultimately uplifting story of Carr s decent into a self inflicted hell and a bumpy return to life Part investigative page turner, part redemption song, part meditation on the mercurial nature of memory, The Night of the Gun pulls a besmirched genre out of the gutter, drags it through rehab, and returns it to a respectable place in society And, if there is any justice, a place on the best seller list Arianna Huffington on Veryshortlist.comFrom David Carr 19562015 , 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 Carrs investigation of his own history reveals that his odyssey through addiction, recovery, cancer, and life as a single parent was far harrowingand, in the end, miraculousthan he allowed himself to remember Fierce, gritty, and remarkable, The Night of the Gun is an odyssey youll find hard to forget People. 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- The Night of the Gun: A reporter investigates the darkest story of his life. His own.
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- 400 pages
- David Carr
- 16 June 2016 David Carr