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All That You Leave Behind: A Memoir Summary  8 ì ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✈ All That You Leave Behind: A Memoir ⚣ Author Join or create book clubs – Dcmdirect.co.uk A documentary filmmaker and daughter of the late great New York Times columnist David Carr celebrates and wrestles with her fathers legacy in a raw rT bestselling authorThe Night of the Gun and recovering addict David Carr was in the prime of his career That You Leave Behind A PDFEPUB or when he suffered a fatal collapse in the newsroom of The New York Times in Shattered by his death his daughter Erin Lee Carr at age twenty seven an up and coming documentary filmmaker began combing through the entirety of their shared correspondence items in totalin search of comfort and support What started as an exercise in grief uickly grew into an active investigation Did her fathers writings contain the answers to the uestion of how to move forward in life and work without her biggest champion by her side How could she fill the space left behind by a man who had come to embody journalistic integrity rigor and hard reporting whose mentorship meant everything not just to her but to the many who served al. I took notes while I read this memoir It is filled with gems of advice and wisdom from David Carr and from his amazing daughter Erin from whom I learned so much Talk about failing and pulling yourself up by your bootstraps in the shadow of a loving yet looming father figure to try try again and MAKE IT Erin is an inspiration Her father was taken from her too soon I miss him I'm so glad I found her She would make him so proud

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Ongside him All That You Leave Behind is a poignant coming of age story that offers a raw and honest glimpse into the multilayered relationshipbetween a daughter and a father Through this lens Erin comes to understand her own workplace missteps existential crises and relationship fails While daughter and father bond over their mutual addictions and challenges with sobriety it is their powerful sense of work and family that comes to ultimately define them This uniue combination of Erin Lee Carrs earnest prose and her fathers meaningful words offers a compelling read that shows us what it means to be vulnerable and lost supported and found It is a window into love with all of its fierceness and frustrationsThank you Erin for this beautiful book Now I am going to steal all of your fathers remarkable advice and tell my kids I thought of itJudd Apat. Well written auto biography

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All That You Leave Behind A MemoirA documentary filmmaker and You Leave Epub #223 daughter of the late great New York Times columnist David All That PDF Carr celebrates and wrestles with her fathers legacy in a raw redemptive memoir O The That You Leave eBook #9734 Oprah Magazine A breathtaking reada testimony eual parts love and candor David would have had That You Leave Behind A PDFEPUB or it no other wayTa Nehisi Coates bestselling author of Between the World and MeNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY GLAMOUR AND MARIE CLAIRE Dad What will set you apart is not talent but will and a certain kind of humility A willingness to let the world show you things that you play back as you grow as an artist Talent is cheap Me OK I will ponder these things I am a Carr Dad That should matter uite a bit actually not the name but the guts of what that name means A celebrated journalis. This is a challenging book to comment on because I totally didn't like Erin Carr but liking is not a reuirement for a memoir and actually can be a detriment didn't especially like the affected way of including direct emails because it felt dated already and was generally put off by a lot of Carr's traits but I was totally connected to it the whole way through and it never flagged and never struck me as anything less than honestThis book and basically Erin Lee Carr's career is 100 percent nepotism driven This book's blurbs from her father's professional acuaintances are evidence that if you're born into connection you're going to get a break that 999 percent of the world will never see It's not that she didn't succeed on her own merits after she gets that break but the vast majority of people never get that opportunity But that's not her fault and she is self aware enough to know that it's a lucky path she was able to put herself on In its own way the book is a window into a life of expected successShe's a drunk and a cokehead and any sympathy I might feel for her is often overwhelmed by how unable she is to break away from an obvious cycle of addiction But that's the problem and the point she's got all these great chances and she can't break out because that's what addiction does You can be the King of England but if you're a coke fiend that's still going to be what you are It's to her credit that despite all that she keeps plugging away when most people would just take the easy path she's lucky to have both the positive and negative sides of an addictive personality by accounts she is currently soberHer father was 100 percent supportive in a way that I don't think most parents actually are I think a lot of readers might be jealous of that the emails from her father struck me as mawkish and overwrought but maybe because I've never gotten those types of emailsa comment somebody posted down below made me rethink this a little bit yes David was supportive but when he wasn't boy she would have known it So there's two sides to a father like David CarrWhat am I reading this for though Why would you read it What's the goal Most of the action is before David Carr's death so it's not a book about dealing with grief that's only the last couple chapters obviously the whole book is informed by the experience but it's not confronted until the end She recovers from her addictions enough to professionally move forward after a variety of disasters but she's young and there was always time to recover so it's hard to feel like that much was at stake She's handed opportunities that she suanders and bounces back from that's certainly a story most of us hope we can live through if it happens to us but was the world crying out for another spoiled hipster brat's tale of drunken woeI don't have an easy answer frankly Her story is still captivating and if you're a fan of David Carr and appreciate what he brought to journalism this family picture will let you know that he was a good person who had integrity behind the byline and did the right thing for his family But it's Erin Lee Carr's very personal story and maybe I'm not sure what the takeaway is to a larger audienceI powered through it hatereading at many points and feeling empathetic with her reflection of her failures at others If I were ever at a party and introduced myself to Erin Carr I know that she would be totally friendly while looking over my shoulder to see who else to talk too but at least she'd be friendly She'll 100 percent win a Best Documentary Academy Award at some point and thank her father on the stageI guess this is the origin story for when that happens this is the thought process and life experiences that a top flight creator has to go through to reach that pinnacle Just like David Carr had to be a junkie who left his daughters in his car so he could score a fix that informed everything he did that followed just as these experiences will inform Erin Lee Carr'sSo if you read it that way I think it works and maybe that's my answer for why If you want to tell somebody's story like a documentary filmmaker wants to do maybe you need to have a story of your own and lay it out so you're not a hypocrite when you expect your subjects to reveal themselves and all their broken parts So this is her story and now we'll see what she can do beyond her father being able to personally email Judd Apatow to get her an internship