The Night of the Gun by David Carr is a 387-page hardcover published in 2008 by Simon and Schuster, and is a stated first edition. There is light shelf wear to the dust jacket. Else, the book is in very good condition.
De we remember only the stories we can live with? The ones that make us look good in the rear-view mirror? In The 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 for The New York Times. Built of sixty videotaped interviews, legal and medical records, and three years of reporting, The Night of the Gun is a 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.