Night of the Gun A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Story of His Life. His Own.

ISBN-10: 1416541535

ISBN-13: 9781416541530

Edition: 2009

Authors: David Carr
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Description: Do we remember only the stories we can live with?The ones that make us look good in the rearview mirror? InThe 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 forThe New York Times. Built on sixty videotaped interviews, legal and medical records, and three years of reporting,The Night of the Gunis 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. Over the course of the book, he digs his way through a past that continues to evolve as he reports it.That long-ago night he was so out of his mind that his best friend had to pull a gun on him to make him go away? A visit to the friend twenty years later reveals that Carr was pointing the gun.His lucrative side business as a cocaine dealer? Not all that lucrative, as it turned out, and filled with peril.His belief that after his twins were born, he quickly sobered up to become a parent? Nice story, if he could prove it.The notion that he was an easy choice as a custodial parent once he finally was sober? His lawyer pulls out the old file and gently explains it was a little more complicated than that.In one sense, the story ofThe Night of the Gunis a common one -- a white-boy misdemeanant lands in a ditch and is restored to sanity through the love of his family, a God of his understanding, and a support group that will go unnamed. But when the whole truth is told, it does not end there. After fourteen years -- or was it thirteen? -- Carr tried an experiment in social drinking. Double jeopardy turned out to be a game he did not play well. As a reporter and columnist at the nation's best newspaper, he prospered, but gained no more adeptness at mood-altering substances. He set out to become a nice suburban alcoholic and succeeded all too well, including two more arrests, one that included a night in jail wearing a tuxedo.Ferocious and eloquent, courageous and bitingly funny,The Night of the Gununravels the ways memory helps us not only create our lives, but survive them.

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/2/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

David Carr was born on September 8, 1956 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received degrees in psychology and journalism from the University of Minnesota. He worked for an alternative weekly, Twin Cities Reader, and the Washington City Paper, before moving to New York. He wrote about media for a website, Inside.com, and was a contributing writer for publications including The Atlantic Monthly and New York magazine. He joined The New York Times in 2002 as a business reporter covering magazine publishing. He wrote about cultural subjects for The Times including the feature known as The Carpetbagger and a column entitled The Media Equation. His book, The Night of the Gun, was published in 2008 and dealt with the time in his life when he was addicted to crack cocaine. He died on February 12, 2015 at the age of 58.

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