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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,006 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nick Flynn Narrator: Scott Bric Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Sometimes I'd see my father, walking past my building on his way to another nowhere. I could have given him a key, offered a piece of my floor. But if I let him inside the line between us would blur, my own slow-motion car wreck would speed up.

With a raw authenticity stripped of self-pity and a powerful narrative voice unlike any other, Being Flynn illuminates the hidden story of fathers and sons in America. Nick Flynn has written a remarkable testament to the enduring strength of one boy's struggle for survival.

Nick met his father when he was working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. As a teenager, he'd received letters from this stranger, a self-proclaimed poet and con man doing time in federal prison for bank robbery. Being Flynn tells the story of the trajectory that led Nick and his father onto the streets, into that shelter, and finally, to each other.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by James Conway | 2/18/2014

    " Still the best title, ever!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alli B | 2/8/2014

    " I was really irritated at first by Flynn's voice in this book. I rolled my eyes at how edgy he wanted it to seem and figured it'd be another one of those postmodern books with no redemption and I'll want my time back. I'm glad I stuck with it though because I did get sucked into the story and caught myself reading a few pages whenever I could. There is redemption and growth in Nick which made it feel like a worthwhile read. I also decided he gets to be edgy because while he's now another white writer with a masters, he really did have a lot to work through and hit rock bottom to get there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary Ellen | 2/1/2014

    " Struggled between 3 and 4 stars and gave 4 since he was unsparing in his assessment of himself. Some beautiful new ways to convey feelings in the book as well as a nostalgic return to 70's/80's Boston. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Will | 1/26/2014

    " An excellent memoir about fathers and sons, and about addictions. It is also about finding and holding onto what connects us to others, no matter how slight and tenuous. "

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