Permanent Midnight: A Memoir

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Warner Books, 1995 - Fiction - 384 pages
17 Reviews
Now a motion picture starring Ben Stiller, this is the autobiography of Jerry Stahl, a former television writer. Stahl was an aspiring fiction writer who arrives in L.A. and lands a job penning what he considers to be crappy but lucrative TV scripts, and descends into quasi-functional heroin addiction. Available now.

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

An interview I once read asked Ira Glass for his thoughts on people who would try to pitch him stories for "This American Life" unsolicited. He replied that the worst thing isn't people whose stories ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

Jerry Stahl was a hotshot TV writer so talented (and maddeningly conscious of the fact) that he deluded himself into believing he could coast through a Hollywood career devoting ten minutes of his ... Read full review

About the author (1995)

Jerry Stahl is the author of the narcotic memoir Permanent Midnight and Perv--a Love Story, both Los Angeles Times bestsellers, as well as the acclaimed novels Pain Killers, Plainclothes Naked, and I, Fatty. He has written extensively for film and television.

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