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Lucky Jim

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Lucky Jim

Lucky Jim

Audio Library Digital

04/11/2017

561 minutes

9781520075334

Audio Retail Digital

04/11/2017

561 minutes

9781520075341

Audio CD

04/11/2017

8 Audio CD

561 minutes

9781520075310

Audio MP3 CD

04/11/2017

1 Audio MP3 CD

561 minutes

9781520075358

Playaway

04/11/2017

561 minutes

9781520075365

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This is Jim Hart's story: how he survived a violent childhood home, how he overcame obsessive dependencies, and how he finally found the strength to be his true self. A master at building relationships, Jim is charming, funny, and a great listener. His success in life and business was based on his ability to connect with others, from people recovering in 12-step groups in Upstate New York to those living in the rarefied air of Martha's Vineyard. But after more than twenty years of being sober, one slip-up triggered an active addiction that threatened his relationships with his then-wife, singer-songwriter Carly Simon, his recovery friends, his severely disabled son, and--as he began to confront his own sexuality--even with himself. With profound clarity and thoughtful language, Jim weaves together the beautiful and all-too-often heartbreaking events of his life into an inspiring tale of bravery, healing, and above all, love.

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Jim writes with candor and clarity, drenching it - as he always did with a story - with woe and wit and wonderful revelation., William J. Kennedy

In this searching, honest, and emotionally nuanced narrative, Hart navigates the struggle with his personal demons and the celebrity world with which he unexpectedly became enmeshed with elegance, grit, and artistry. The result is memoir that makes for exceptionally poignant, lyrical reading. A finely written, painful, but profound book., Kirkus

...the redemptive moments of this memoir are stellar., Foreword Reviews Magazine

Jim weaves his tale between the various seemingly opposing strands of his life...Then there was our magical chance meeting and marriage and life on Martha's Vineyard; his own struggles as a writer and a harrowing relapse into active alcoholism, and exploration of long-hidden parts of himself. Recovery comes with loss. Time gives and takes away. And Jim's words chronicle with rare lyricism and wit the feelings that these events evoke., Carly Simon

The best memoirs take us on a journey of pursuit and struggle and passion - to find oneself. From the train ride of the opening chapter, Jim Hart's Lucky Jim rivets the reader as it hurtles down the track: There is grace, love, crack, straight sex, gay sex, bold-face names, heartbreak, and triumph in almost impossible circumstances - the kind of life-stuff that suggests we are in for a major ride, and then delivers., Carl Bernstein

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