Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Six top stories of addiction

Dan Barden is the author of the novels John Wayne and The Next Right Thing.

One of his six favorite stories of addiction, as told to The Week magazine:
A Fan's Note by Frederick Exley

If you want to know how it feels to be an active alcoholic, read this "fictional memoir." Exley had a gift for describing his own insanity. The ugliness and stupidity of his alcoholism are mitigated only by the great work of art A Fan's Notes becomes.
Read about another book on the list.

A Fan's Note is one of Mike Figgis's six best books.

--Marshal Zeringue