Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

by Nick Flynn
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Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn

"A stunningly beautiful new memoir . . . a near-perfect work of literature." —Stephen Elliot, San Francisco Chronicle

Nick Flynn met his father when he was working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. As a teenager he'd received letters from this stranger father, a self-proclaimed poet and con man doing time in federal prison for bank robbery. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City tells the story of the trajectory that led Nick and his father onto the streets, into that shelter, and finally to each other.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393081947
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 537,052
File size: 543 KB

About the Author

Nick Flynn is the author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, winner of the PEN/Martha Albrand Award, and The Ticking Is the Bomb. He divides his time between Houston and Brooklyn.

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Another Bullshit Night in Suck City 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
At points it was riveting. There is some truly honest introspection with great insights into society and homelessness. The author can turn an eloquent phrase but at times is a little too poetic for my tastes. I could have lived with The Santa chapter. The story was compelling and told in a fascinating way. I recommend it and I'm glad I read it.
missbeverlyann More than 1 year ago
Am still reading this book but am almost done. It's a little jerky and jumps back and forth and repeats a lot. Over, it's an ok read. Kind of gives you a insight into the homeless and how they live.
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Very good read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this memoir about the writer's homeless, alchoholic father very compelling. Since he's a poet it's written in a style a bit out of the box but i ultimately enjoyed it. I must admit "enjoyed" is a funny word for a book about such a troubling subject !!
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This has been one of the most inspirational books I've read in months! This books isn't necessarily happy, but it made sense to me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I'm normally a very dedicated fiction reader, but this book grabbed me. From the title, to seeing Flynn on the Dennis Miller show, I decided it sounded like an interesting enough TRUE story for me to read. Flynn writes pretty much in the same minimalistic fashion as Palahniuk, Clevenger, and Baer, where the only punctuation is periods and commas, but the story isn't hinged upon perfect prose. If, however, you are a literary snob, you might want to put this down and go re-read Michael Chabon's latest. Flynn tells an interesting story like he would if he were talking right to your face, and manages to get across what he needs to without being too sentimental. A couple times I was sure it was fiction, but only because of my overwhelming enjoyment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is simply the best book that I've ever read. Perhaps biased by having grown up in the same town at the same time, a fact that allows his imagery to truly come alive for me, I was also blown away by the way every line is so delicately, perfectly constructed. Self depricating without being pitiful, saintly without expecting, or I imagine even accepting recognition, Flynn tells his hugely emotional life story as if it was that of the average Joe. I learned about myself, about my city, and about the world through his eyes. I sincerely hope that he writes more, and soon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nick Flynn has written, arguably, the best memoir of the year. Do not be turned away by the hipster title: this book carries weight, while the narrative is punchy and jarring, the prose soars, weightless and atmostpheric. There is a sublimity to the language, and the story he tells with it, that Flynn can call his own. This is not a confessional. It is a radical aporia of a text, bearing witness to the true and often terrifying relationship to the father. Please buy this book and read it, and then give it to many others.