David Carr’s Night of the Gun is getting a ton of buzz this summer, with some claiming his reportage-style approach to the memoir is the perfect response to the recent “fictional memoir” phenomenon. For those not familiar with Carr’s story, check out his really sharp website. [Authors, publicists, and web designers take note: this is how book sites should be done.]
Carr’s story is pretty remarkable: he was an abusive junkie and small-time drug dealer who eventually turned around his life, raised twin daughters on his own, and became a columnist for the New York Times. He’ll be at Vroman’s on Tuesday night. Be there, fool.