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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,881 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Carr Narrator: Charles Leggett Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The instant New York Times bestseller now in trade paperback: a “compelling tale of drug abuse, despair, and, finally, hope” (Chicago Sun-Times).

• Critical and commercial phenomenon: TheNight of the Gun hit bestseller lists thanks toa national tour and rave reviews from every major newspaper in the country. “Imagine James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces on a dose of truth serum, suffuse it with some cynical humor and a good handful of self-depreca- tion, and you get David Carr’s remarkable and immensely readable memoir,” wrote the New York Post. People magazine gave it threestars, saying “The Night of the Gun is an odyssey you’ll find hard to forget.” 

•  Lacerating honesty, scrupulous reporting: Many memoirists of dysfunction, addiction, and recovery have told incredible stories— what distinguishes Carr is his credibility. Entertainment Weekly wrote, “Carr is anundeniably brilliant and dogged journalist, and he’s written an unforgettable memoir: A.” 

• Website: NightofTheGun.com, the ground- breaking, interactive, multimedia website with videos and documents from the book’s research, was launched with the hardcover and will continue to draw visitors.

• Critical and commercial phenomenon: TheNight of the Gun hit bestseller lists thanks toa national tour and rave reviews from every major newspaper in the country. “Imagine James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces on a dose of truth serum, suffuse it with some cynical humor and a good handful of self-depreca- tion, and you get David Carr’s remarkable and immensely readable memoir,” wrote the New York Post. People magazine gave it threestars, saying “The Night of the Gun is an odyssey you’ll find hard to forget.” 

•  Lacerating honesty, scrupulous reporting: Many memoirists of dysfunction, addiction, and recovery have told incredible stories—what distinguishes Carr is his credibility. Entertainment Weekly wrote, “Carr is an undeniably brilliant and dogged journalist, and he’s written an unforgettable memoir: A.” 

• Website: NightofTheGun.com, the ground- breaking, interactive, multimedia website with videos and documents from the book’s research, was launched with the hardcover and will continue to draw visitors.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Anyone who knows now or ever has known the addictive and ultimately deadly affections of booze and dope will be moved and shaken—as I was—by this beautiful, horrifying memoir. David Carr has summoned everything that matters about the loaded gun of substance abuse.” 

    Stephen King

  • “[A] fierce, self-lacerating tale…writing full of that special journalistic energy that is driven by a combination of reporting and intelligence.” 

    New York Times 

  • “[A] remarkable narrative of redemption…He writes with grace and precision…With grit and a recovering user’s candor, Mr. Carr has written an arresting tale.” 

    Wall Street Journal 

  • “An odyssey you’ll find hard to forget.” 

    People 

  • “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.” 

    New York Observer Review of Books 

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • One of the 2008 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pam | 1/25/2014

    " A good look at the life of someone losing their life to addiction and a look at the falibility of memory. Carr takes an unflinching look at himself and the life he led and the damage he did to family and friends. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Hallie | 1/24/2014

    " This dude is so self-involved and grating. I don't know why I kept with this memoir til the end when I disliked its subject/author so thoroughly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by K.T. | 1/24/2014

    " another druggy memoir... pretty interesting but also very sickening at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Meaghan | 1/23/2014

    " Really interesting to read, since he approached this as a journalist. Some parts were hard to read/follow, but that also what I get for reading before bed. Definitely recommend. "

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