Final Draft by David Carr audiobook

Final Draft: The Collected Work of David Carr

By David Carr
Edited by Jill Rooney Carr
Introduction written and read by Jill Rooney Carr
Foreword written and read by  Ta-Nehisi Coates
Read by Christopher Ryan Grant

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, HMH Audio 9780358206682
13.08 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780358310303

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    ISBN: 9781094146140

A career-spanning selection of the legendary reporter David Carr’s writing for the New York TimesWashington City PaperNew York Magazine, the Atlantic, and more. Throughout his 25-year journalistic career, David Carr was noted for his sharp and fearless observations, his uncanny sense of fairness and justice, and his remarkable compassion and wit. His writing was informed both by his own hardships as an addict, and his intense love of the journalist’s craft. His range—from media politics to national politics, from rock ‘n’ roll celebrities to the unknown civil servants who make our daily lives function—was broad and often timeless. Whether he was breaking exclusives about Amazon or mourning Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death or taking aim at editors who valued political trivia over substance, Carr’s voice and concerns remain enormously influential and relevant. In these hundred or so articles, from a range of publications, we read his stories with fresh eyes. Edited by his widow, Jill Rooney Carr, and with an introduction written by one of the many journalists David Carr mentored and promoted, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Final Draft is a singular event in the world of writing news, an art increasingly endangered in these troubled times.  

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A career-spanning selection of the legendary reporter David Carr’s writing for the New York TimesWashington City PaperNew York Magazine, the Atlantic, and more.

Throughout his 25-year journalistic career, David Carr was noted for his sharp and fearless observations, his uncanny sense of fairness and justice, and his remarkable compassion and wit. His writing was informed both by his own hardships as an addict, and his intense love of the journalist’s craft. His range—from media politics to national politics, from rock ‘n’ roll celebrities to the unknown civil servants who make our daily lives function—was broad and often timeless. Whether he was breaking exclusives about Amazon or mourning Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death or taking aim at editors who valued political trivia over substance, Carr’s voice and concerns remain enormously influential and relevant. In these hundred or so articles, from a range of publications, we read his stories with fresh eyes. Edited by his widow, Jill Rooney Carr, and with an introduction written by one of the many journalists David Carr mentored and promoted, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Final Draft is a singular event in the world of writing news, an art increasingly endangered in these troubled times.
 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Wit, style, empathy, tough questions—it’s all here, in this collection by the one-man journalism school that was David Carr. Lovingly curated by his wife, Final Draft allows us to read decades of David’s best reportage about corruption, racism, celebrity, addiction, disease, and his love for his family, his skills only outdone by his humanity. God, I miss him.” Jake Tapper, CNN

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Author Bio: David Carr

Author Bio: David Carr

David Carr (1956–2015) was one of the most prolific and celebrated journalists of our time. He edited and wrote for a wide variety of publications, including the Twin City Reader in Minneapolis, the Washington City Paper, Inside.com, New York Magazine, the Atlantic, and the New York Times, where he created “The Carpetbagger” and the “Media Equation” columns. His memoir, The Night of the Gun, in which he chronicled his battles with substance addictions and his ultimate recovery, was a New York Times bestseller.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Runtime: 13.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English