Lucky Jim by James Hart

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The result is memoir that makes for exceptionally poignant, lyrical reading. A finely written, painful, but profound book.
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Lucky Jim is Jim Hart’s memoir, the story of how he survived a violent childhood home, found incredible words inside him, created a love that was both so right and so wrong, and finally found the strength to be his true self.

Jim is a master at building relationships. Charming, funny, and a great listener with a guru’s insight, 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 rarified air of Martha’s Vineyard. But after 20+ years 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 even with himself as he began to confront his sexuality.

 

About James Hart

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James Hart is a former business executive and CEO of the award-winning literary magazine, DoubleTake. His collection of poems, Milding, was published in 2004. For several years he was a board member of the National Council on Alcoholism, and in 2005 he cofounded OUT for Work, a career fair development program for the LGBT community in New York City. Jim lives in New York City and is currently very active in the LGBT and recovery communities there.
 
Published April 3, 2017 by Cleis Press. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Gay & Lesbian, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction
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on Jan 24 2017

The result is memoir that makes for exceptionally poignant, lyrical reading. A finely written, painful, but profound book.

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