In the tradition of Blow and Another Bullshit Night
in Suck City, The Last Pirate is a vivid, haunting and often
hilarious memoir recounting the life of Big Tony, a family man who
joined the biggest pot ring of the Reagan era and exploded his life
in the process.
The inspiring, heart-rending story of a father's unwavering love
for his son.
David Goldman and his Brazilian wife, Bruna Bianchi, led what
appeared to be a happy life in New Jersey. But in June 2004,
Bianchi took their four-year-old son, Sean, to Brazil for what she
said would be a two- week vacation.
Hurry Down Sunshine tells the story of the extraordinary
summer when, at the age of fifteen, Michael Greenberg’s
daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally’s sudden
visionary crack-up on the streets of Greenwich Village, and
continues, among other places, in the out-of-time world of a
Manhattan psychiatric ward during the city’s most sweltering
What does it really mean to be a good father. What did your father
tell you, that has stayed with you throughout your life. Was there
a lesson from him, a story, or a moment that helped to make you who
you are. Is there a special memory that makes you smile when you
least expect it.
He walks with me through every day of my life, in that unsteady,
faltering gait that so embarrassed me when I was a boy. Always, he
is holding fast to the upper part of my right arm . . . As we make
our way together, my father—I called him Daddy when I was
small, because it sounded American and that is how he so
desperately wanted things to seem—is speaking in the
idiosyncratic rhythms of a self-constructed English.
In Final Rounds, James Dodson told the poignant story of the
golf trip of a lifetime with his terminally ill father. Now, armed
with a fly-fishing rod and reel, he embarks with his seven-year-old
daughter on an equally memorable journey across America in search
of clear-running streams, swift elusive fish, and the eternal
truths that only nature can provide.
James Dodson always felt closest to his father while they were on
the links. So it seemed only appropriate when his father learned he
had two months to live that they would set off on the golf journey
of their dreams to play the most famous courses in the world.