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Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir Audio CD – Dec 15 2010


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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio; Retail CD edition (Dec 15 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441733442
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441733443
  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 13.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,712,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Told with energy, critical reflection and sensitivity, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City is less a memoir than a study of one of America s darker conundrums: homelessness. . . . [It suggests] Lear, Beckett, Faulkner, Genet and forc[es] us to decide which is more painful: a parent s lost dreams or a child s lost innocence. " --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Amazon.com: 5 reviews
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Misleading: This book is actually just a re-title of Another Bull... Night In .... City Feb. 1 2012
By EsmyReelnaym - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I took one for the team here. If you click on the copy of the cover you can see it enlarged to show the small line Previously published as "Another Bull... Night in .... City." No updates or edits since the last publication. The book is great, by the way. Go read those reviews on the other Nick Flynn page (Amazon has twice rejected this review, presumably because of the original profane title of the book... it was rejected even after I Greeked the text). I'm not sure that Amazon is doing the right thing by not putting this info in the forefront. Hopefully they'll make changes to this page which will make it more evident.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Looking At Life Feb. 29 2012
By prisrob - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Nick Flynn's prose in his book "Another B_ Night in ___ City: A Memoir" (Amazon will not allow me to post the name of the original book that this new offering is from. 'Being Flynn' is the name of the film taken from Nick Flynn's book) has the feel of a great writer. He is able to capture the essence and flavor of the homeless, the shelters, the life and times of a young man who is trying to find his way.

Nick Flynn's father, Jonathan, told him when he met his father at a homeless shelter, "that life on the streets of Boston was just another 'BS night in S___ city". How aptly that must describe life of the homeless. Jonathan was an aimless man looking for the quick buck when he met Nick's mother, Jody. Jody was from an affluent family, and the young man was given many chances by this family to succeed in one business after another. Dad just couldn't make it- alcohol, drugs and lack of responsibility took precedent. Dad left the family, wife and two sons, and left them on their own. He went from job to job, drug to drug, prison to no real life on the outside, and became a homeless person. Nick during this time grew up also looking for drugs and alcohol, and finally cleaned up his act. His mother committed suicide and left him bereft. He saw his dad a couple of times, but they were not successful meetings. Nick went on to become a case worker at a homeless shelter in Boston. His bold writing of life in the shelter gives us a very clear idea of the sadness, humility and humanity that makes up such a life. Into this setting comes Jonathan, the dad. How strange to meet your father at your job, particularly at a homeless shelter. This meeting led to a father/son relationship, of sorts. Nick's brother wanted nothing to do with his father and absolutely refused to see him. Nick is left to form a relationship of sorts; one born out of grief, hate and of course, love. The pattern of the relationship is parental- the son becomes the parent. But during this time Nick learns about his father and mother's life and is able to distill old demons. And, he is able to start his novel.

Nick Flynn has created a large disturbance with this memoir. It has been well received because of the story and because of his writing. This novel grabs you, and it is hard to put down. I look at the homeless in a different light. When I walk the streets of Boston, I shall look at the bus stops, "T" station and other areas where homeless congregate in a different manner. This memoir is an eye opener, and it deserves unprecedented praise. I shall keep an eye on Nick Flynn- he has a future.

Highly recommended, prisrob 02-29-12

The Ticking Is the Bomb: A Memoir
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Being Flynn March 6 2012
By Pamela I. Perkins - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I had read three of Nick Flynn's books and attended two talks in Houston, so when I heard that the movie starring DeNiro was based on his memoir, which I had not read, I read it immediately. It rounded out my understanding of him and much of his writing. Interesting!
Good book! Dec 22 2013
By LinzS - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
If you know or work with persons in recovery, this is a good read that you will find a lot to relate to. The movie, of course, is not as good as the book.
AKA Another Bull__ Night in __ City June 1 2012
By thebodyelectric - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Flynn, known as a pretty popular American poet, writes a memoir for people who don't read memoir; the book is riveting. His life story, dealing with a homeless, absentee father and a struggling mother, is bone-shaking in how connected the reader feels to Flynn's life. He touches on so many things in a style so literary and beautiful and honest that it is honestly one of the best books I've ever read.


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