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I'm a fan of Mr. Carr's writings in the New York Times, and was fascinated to hear about his book. However, what I got was an overwrought, unfocused mess. You'd think that a story of addiction would be totally engrossing, as the reader takes you through Carr's early days of drinking, and drugging, but I found it incredibly dull, which was a suprize!! Take a listen before you buy.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
Great story about a Reporter, (David Carr) who interviews friends and associates in an attempt to recall past experiences and events of his life when he was in the life (drugs, alcohol etc.) The narrator gives riveting descriptions and accounts of some of his trips to crack houses and his many attempts at rehab. A story not for the weak at heart, but a brave one in deed and told well.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
This has the potential to be a great story - it has all the makings of a harrowing addiction memoir. But the writing is self-indulgent and the main character unlikeable. Of course you empathise with him to a degree but the "reporting" style leaves the story disjointed and difficult to follow. There is no overarching narrative. Maybe this is just how it's meant to be and addiction memoirs are not for me.