David Carr, the media columnist for The New York Times, sadly passed away yesterday.
Since then, his memoir The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Story of His Life. His Own has sold out on Amazon.
In the book, Carr recounts how he turned from a crack addict into one of the most respected journalists in the field. Here is more about the book from its description:
The kaleidoscopic narrative follows Carr through failed relationships and botched jobs, in and out of rehab and all manner of unsavory places in between, with cameos from the likes of Tom Arnold, Jayson Blair, and Barbara Bush. Admittedly, it’s hard to love David Carr–sometimes you barely like the guy. How can you feel sympathy for a man who was smoking crack with his pregnant girlfriend when her water broke? But plenty of dark humor rushes through the book, and knowing that this troubled man will make it–will survive addiction, fight cancer, raise his twin girls–makes you want to stick around for the full 400-page journey.