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All that you leave behind : a memoir / Erin Lee Carr.

Carr, Erin Lee, author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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  • ISBN: 9780399179716
  • ISBN: 0399179712
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: The blue house -- Rain check -- The night in question -- The ghost in you -- It all starts somewhere -- The other woman -- Rites of passage -- How (not) to intern -- Something new -- Holiday party advice -- Far from the tree -- The house of many felled trees -- Stories are there for the telling -- Tyranny of self -- Choose wisely -- The criers get nothing -- Sometimes you get both barrels -- Gut check -- Liability -- Ninety days -- Sos -- Jelly beans -- The experiment -- The water has it now -- The wake -- His second act -- Traces -- The upside of getting fired -- Chatter -- The castle without its El Rey -- If it's not getting better, consider the alternative -- Resentments -- Sad girl's guide -- A glacier first melts at the edges -- Things I learned from David Carr -- Books I read while writing this book : a list.
Summary, etc.: "A celebrated journalist, bestselling author, and recovering addict, David Carr was in the prime of his career when he collapsed in the newsroom of The New York Times in 2015. Shattered by his death, his daughter Erin Lee Carr, an up-and-coming documentary filmmaker at age twenty-seven, began combing through the entirety of their shared correspondence--1,936 items in total. What started as an exercise in grief quickly grew into an active investigation: Did her father's writings contain the answers to the questions of how to move forward in life and work without your biggest champion by your side? How could she fill the space left behind by a man who had come to embody journalistic integrity, rigor, and hard reporting, whose mentorship meant everything not just to her, but to the many who served alongside him? In All That You Leave Behind, David Carr's legacy is a lens through which Erin comes to understand her own workplace missteps, existential crises, relationship fails, and toxic relationship with alcohol. Featuring photographs and emails from the author's personal collection, this coming-of-age memoir unpacks the complex relationship between a daughter and her father, their mutual addictions and challenges with sobriety, and the powerful sense of work and family that comes to define them"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #1
    When journalist David Carr dies suddenly at 58, he leaves behind twin daughters in their early twenties. One, the author, a budding documentary producer, lost both a beloved parent and a mentor. In this poignant memoir, Carr goes back over her life searching for clues to understand their relationship, their mutual demons, and their artistic visions. She shares excerpts from her father's many texts, emails, letters, and interactions, allowing readers to get a feel for the talented journalist's voice and thoughts. Entering the media world in her father's shadow is a mixed blessing, allowing her access to jobs even as she's judged by his standards. Their relationship has moments of complete understanding and moments of painful disagreement. He had defeated his drug and alcohol cravings; she was still unwilling to admit to her addictions. In the months that followed her father's death, Carr had to come to terms with her grief and anger and find a way to honor his memory. Writing her moving memoir accomplishes both and serves as a guide for others who grieve. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Erin Lee Carr is a director, producer, and writer based in New York City. Named one of the “30 Under 30” most influential people in media by Forbes, Carr most recently directed At the Heart of Gold, about the USA Gymnastics scandal, and I Love You: Now Die, about the Michelle Carter murder-by-texting trial, both for HBO. She also directed “Drug Short,” an episode of Netflix’s critically acclaimed series Dirty Money. She lives in New York City, where she enjoys petting dogs on the street.

Subject: Carr, David, 1956-2015.
Carr, Erin Lee.
Journalists > United States > Biography.
Recovering addicts > United States > Biography.
Fathers and daughters > United States.
Fathers and daughters.
Recovering addicts.
United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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