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Plagued by the suicides of both his siblings, heir to alcohol and drug abuse, divorce, and economic ruin, novelist James Brown lived a life clouded by addiction, broken promises, and despair. Beautifully written and limned with dark humor, these twelve deeply confessional, interconnected chapters address personal failure, heartbreak, the trials of writing for Hollywood, and the life-shattering events that finally convinced Brown he must "change or die."

About the Author

James Brown is the author of several novels including Lucky Town and Final Performance. He has received the Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in fiction writing and a Chesterfield Film Writing Fellowship from Universal/Amblin Entertainment. His writing has been featured in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Denver Quarterly and New England Review. He lives with his family in Lake Arrowhead, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060521523
Subtitle:
A Memoir
Author:
Brown, James
Author:
by James Brown
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20040907
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.98x5.32x.56 in. .43 lbs.

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