Darin Strauss - Half a Life

Bestselling author DARIN STRAUSS will speak about and sign his critically acclaimed memoir, now out in paperback, Half a Life.

"Half my life ago, I killed a girl."

So begins Darin Strauss' Half a Life, the true story of how one outing in his father's Oldsmobile resulted in the death of a classmate and the beginning of a different, darker life for the author. We follow Strauss as he explores his startling past—collision, funeral, the queasy drama of a high-stakes court case—and what starts as a personal tale of a tragic event opens into the story of how to live with a very hard fact: we can try our human best in the crucial moment, and it might not be good enough. Half a Life is a nakedly honest, ultimately hopeful examination of guilt, responsibility, and living with the past. It was the winner of the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. 

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Event date: 
Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
us
$13.00
ISBN: 9780812982534
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade - May 31st, 2011

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