Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

Another Bullshit Night in Suck City 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 ti

  • Title: Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
  • Author: Nick Flynn
  • ISBN: 9780393329407
  • Page: 149
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  • 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,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

    Another Bullshit Night in Suck City Another Bullshit Night in Suck City is a memoir by playwright and poet Nick Flynn, describing Flynn s reunion with his estranged father, Jonathan, an alcoholic resident of the homeless shelter where Nick was a social worker in the late s The title refers to Jonathan s description of homeless life in Boston It was published by W W Norton in September . Office Space Movie Fan Site Sounds and Pictures If you work in an office and you have not seen the movie Office Space, you should be absolutely ashamed of yourself If you work in the computer or hi tech industry shudder , then you should be double ashamed Although classified as a comedy, it is actually of a documentary for us here at BullshitJob, and quite frankly, an inspiration. S.O.B film S.O.B is a American comedy film written and directed by Blake Edwards.It stars Julie Andrews, Richard Mulligan, Robert Preston, Larry Hagman, Robert Vaughn, Robert Webber, Loretta Swit, Shelley Winters and William Holden in his final film role The film was produced by Lorimar and was released by Paramount Pictures on July , . How To Detect Bullshit Scott Berkun Responses to How To Detect Bullshit Heather November , at am Permalink Why, this article is the biggest bunch of bullshit I ve ever read Just kidding I enjoyed it and found it spot on The Truth About The Secret Mark Manson Jan , I hate The Secret There, I said it I know I m a self development blogger and I m supposed to keep everything light and airy and full of poop jokes, but fuck it I hate it It s an awful book And it needs to be said Each book brings its own generational edge to the same fundamental idea Drug Awareness Sep , The Factors There are a number of contributing factors that cause drug abuse among students and they can include Stress As mentioned earlier college can be one of the most stressful times in your life There are financial burdens, jobs, social obligations and don t overlook the fact that some students are just plain homesick. What Is Mindy Kaling Late Night About, Plot Explained Mindy Kaling s new comedy Late Night stars Emma Thompson, and is getting rave reviews from Sundance and it just broke an acquisition record. Do This The Next Time You re About To Eat Bullshit Food Sep , At one point or another, we all have our bouts of eating bullshit food that belongs nowhere near our face I ve been there plenty of times There are many situations that have the potential of sparking a full blown orgy with fat, sugar and salt. Most of what we think of as love is bullshit Kris Gage Jul , Oh, you love the fish That s why you took it out of the water and killed it and boiled it Don t tell me you love the fish You love yourself, and because the fish tastes good to you The Bullshitter in Chief Vox May , Donald Trump says a lot of things that aren t true, often shamelessly so, and it s tempting to call him a liar But that s not quite right As the Princeton University philosophy professor

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    1. Nick Flynn is an American poet, memoirist, and playwright.His most famous book is a memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City He has published two collections of poetry Blind Huber, and Some Ether, which won the inaugural PEN Joyce Osterweil Award and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Further honors include a 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2001 Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, and the 1999 Discovery The Nation Award for his poem, Bag of Mice, about his mother s suicide.Flynn earned an Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from New York University and teaches part time at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program He used to teach at Columbia University, where he was a poet and educator He lives in New York and is married to the actress, Lili Taylor, with whom he has a daughter, Maeve Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.

    2. Posted at Shelf InflictedThe bold and colorful title and cover caught my eye at the library. I wasn’t sure I wanted to read another depressing memoir about homelessness, but since it took place in Boston, a city I’m quite familiar with, I decided to give it a go. There were some darkly humorous moments, as I’d expected from the title. Overall, this was a poignant, honest, and intense story about Nick Flynn’s relationship with his absent, alcoholic, and delusional father. I learned after [...]

    3. I don't actually think this book is bad at all, but I put it in this section because I couldn't get through it, despite really, really wanting to. In my opinion, this book has the most brilliant title in recent memory, and the cover art is simply gorgeous. I so badly wanted to like it, at least enough to get through it, so I could at least carry it around with me and enjoy its black, green, and yellow loveliness!Sadly, I could not. This probably has less to do with the book itself, which I'm sur [...]

    4. I love this book. It's a dark, beautifully-written look at a guy working at Boston's Pine Street Inn whose dad happens to frequent the shelter. For all the crappy memoirists out there, I'm glad we have writers like Flynn who remind us that the genre doesn't necessarily have to be a haven for terrible writing that hides behind real-life experience. This guy could have practically coasted on his hard-luck life story, but instead he knuckled down and produced a kick-ass book.

    5. “Even a life raft is only supposed to get you from the sinking ship back to land, you were never intended to live in the life raft, to drift years on end, in sight of land but never close enough.” This was a reread via audio. The memoir is as good, maybe better, than I remembered, but I wasn’t a huge fan of Scott Brick’s narration. I much prefer the print version and the original title (as ridiculous as it sounds). It just fits better.

    6. Nick Flynn is a poet, and I don't really read poetry. I don't have a criticism of poetry as a whole, obviously- I mean, I might say I do, but if I did that would just be to be provocative and a pain in your ass- it's just hard for me to pay attention in the way you have to pay attention, and to really understand what a poem is doing. We could argue about it, but trust me, it's my problem and it's not resolving. So it was really hard for me to get into this book. Nick Flyyn is a poet, and he writ [...]

    7. I was reluctant to give this five stars--it's not an easy experience. But it's definitely amazing. Don't confuse it with just another quirky family memoir: it has emotionally raw and real things to say about alcoholism, mental illness, heredity, and the homeless. (Each person from the shelter is drawn so distinctively it makes you realize how reductive and dismissive the term "the homeless" really is).I make it sounds harsh and dark--which it is--but there is also a deadpan sense of humor runnin [...]

    8. The credit for this book’s colorful title goes to Nick Flynn’s dad, the main protagonist in his memoir of coming to know himself through a chance reunion with his father. The story initially focuses on the early parallels between young Flynn and his estranged, alcoholic father. The author then brings us to a Boston homeless shelter where he held a minimum-wage job for 5 years after living alone on a houseboat near Boston Harbor. Father and son’s lives fatefully intersect in the shelter whe [...]

    9. Now here goes a book that is creatively non-fictionIf you want to read a book that breaks all the rules, while hearing the survival story of a boy who is abandoned by his mother and homeless father, read this book. No chronology here--in fact the writer abandons form as you may know it--but the writing doesn't need it. Hardcore and straight-forward (as if you can't tell from the title). Not your average book, and this is what makes it a good contemporary read.

    10. With a style vaguely reminiscent of the Beat generation novels, Flynn tells a story that's purely his to tell. +10 points for referencing many Boston locations I'm familiar with, including the Pine Street Inn, one of the largest homeless shelters (and now, long-term housing providers) in the area.

    11. I spent a lot of time while reading this wondering who I know that will be resigned to a fate similar to that of the father in these memoirs. Who will wind up past the prime of their life having talked for years of what they will accomplish and have really accomplished nothing? I can unfortunately name a decent sized handful of people who run this risk at this point in their lives. Closer to thirty than to twenty, and wasting months of their lives on drinking binges, babbling about their potenti [...]

    12. Oh god this book is so incredibly good. One of the endorsements on the back says something like, Finally someone whose life is worthy of a memoir happens to be talented enough to write a good one. Yes, yes! I wish I had come up with that line!***************************************************************Just finished reading this book again. After the disappointing mess ofThe Frog King, I had to read something I knew was phenomenal, to reaffirm my faith in literature. And oh, thank you,Nick Fly [...]

    13. Nick Flynn’s Another Bullshit Night in Suck City tells the story of himself as a confused young adult who struggles to avoid following his long lost father’s footsteps to homelessness and misery. The book is set at Situate, Massachusetts, also known as “Suck City”, to the city of Boston around the time of 1960’s to 1990’s, when Nick’s father, Jonathan Flynn, was a young adult to present time when Nick, himself, is a young adult. Trying his best to avoid becoming the “town’s dr [...]

    14. The verdict: Strong 3-3.5 stars.I saw the movie first (Being Flynn) before even knowing it was based on a book. The movie was fair, yet I'm glad that the book is very different. Whereas the movie focuses nearly entirely on Nick's relationship with his father once dad shows up at the homeless shelter, that is only a small part of the book. In that sense, the structure of the book is akin to Moby-Dick. "In Moby-Dick, the eponymous whale doesn't appear until the last fifty pages. The story of the w [...]

    15. At first I didn't like this book, but as it went on, it got better/more engaging, which I think says a lot about its overall quality. For the first couple hundred pages I was annoyed by the tone. The humor was a bit off. Things that were intrinsically hilarious (though horrifying) were given a bit of humor but then too quickly turned around by pathos, even melodrama. Also, Flynn creates long, long passages of abstracted language, which isn't my thing, and there are enough comma splices here to m [...]

    16. So this book is kind of like Joseph Mitchell's Up in the Old Hotel except that 1) it is relatively contemporary; 2) it is about Boston; and 3) it is autobiographical. Which is to say that, on the outside, it is nothing like Up in the Old Hotel. Except that it is what I call a "mood" book that gets you in the Boston "mood" - like, more a tableau than a novel. Yeah, you like that I wrote "tableau" didn't you? I was trying to fit the term "geist" in but I am too lazy to think up a sentence for it, [...]

    17. Nick Flynn’s pathos-packed memoir is part coming-of-age story and part counter-culture-chronicle, part mental-illness menagerie and part generational-reconciliation-project. His poetic past serves him well, manifesting in image shards and lingual leaps that strike chords that vibrate in a reader long after she puts down the book. Like life, there is no tidy resolution to this story, no miraculous recovery for his addled dad—as the narrator ages and matures, he’s just able to manage better [...]

    18. I first fell in love with this book as a college Junior in my first Contemporary American Literature course. I loved its nonlinear structure, experimentation with mixing genres and poetic allusions. I now return to it about once a year, particularly when I'm struggling with my own alcoholic and perpetually absent father, as a kind of sense-maker for my own world.

    19. I devoured this memoir while I was taking Nick Flynn's Memoir as Bewilderment course at Omega Institute this week. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City is part poetry, part flash essay, part memoir, all insightful and revealing. This is a talented artist who takes risks. I look forward to reading more of his work.

    20. Nick Flynn’s Another Bullshit Night in Suck City may have a juvenile title, but it’s still the best memoir I ever read. Most memoirs fall into two categories: 1) Sentimental, heartstring reads that tug the rig with hardships, terminal diseases, and enduring tales of lovers/family/friendship (regardless of how messed up they are); or 2) sensationalized hard knock tales of crime (and possibly redemption). Nick Flynn’s first memoir doesn’t go either of those routes. It’s cool, slightly de [...]

    21. This book is a memoir by a guy who did not have a relationship with his father until he met him serendipitously at a homeless shelter where Nick worked. Flynn’s writing sometimes waxes poetic with his small anecdotes about growing up without a dad, and the trouble that he often found himself in. The Patty Hearst Story and Creature Double Feature are familiar events to my childhood as well, which makes for a nostalgic moment. This was made into a movie starring Robert DeNiro and Julianne Moore; [...]

    22. Rare for me to read a memoir, and especially one that isn't sport related, but Nick Flynn's book was recommended on a couple of the blogs I follow, though published in 2005. A large part of the book deals with his relationship with his father who despite having been successful in his earlier life becomes homeless, is heavily involved in drugs and alcohol and spends some time in jail. Flynn therefore becomes more aware than the average person of the problem of homelessness and works in Boston's f [...]

    23. Nick Flynn's unflinching and unsentimental account of his largely absent and totally pathetic father and of his own work in a Boston homeless shelter raises many questions. Chief among these, at least to this reader, is what we owe, if anything, to another human being with whom we happen to have a direct genetic relationship--in this case, a father? I confess to going back and forth between two poles as I read Flynn's disturbing memoir. At one pole, a voice was saying, "He's your Dad, dammit. Tr [...]

    24. In Flynn’s 2004 memoir, in which he details his relationship and history with his father, he keeps the reader solidly grounded in time and place by the use of several devices, including switching verb tense, point of view, and adding dates at the beginning of chapters, or in letter and log excerpts. Flynn sets the stage in the first chapter, when he describes his homeless father’s efforts to use an ATM booth for shelter at night, by leading with the date, "(1989)." Flynn can toss the reader [...]

    25. I'm not sure why people are considering this a "post-modern" book. It is not a book that plays games with language or with the reader. This book is a very felt, lyrical act of imagination on the part of the writer to try to understand his parents' alcoholism and mental illness. He calls himself his father's "uncredited, noncompliant ghostwriter," and I think he means that fully sincerely. Much of the book is not about Nick Flynn at all (even though this book is subtitled, "a memoir,"), but is an [...]

    26. A book this honest could easily be taken as bleak and depressing, but Flynn weaves the story of his relationship with his father with the look towards redemption and hope that make this an amazing memoir.

    27. It's as good as everyone says it is. I like his ability to write pretty straight-forward passages and then do some weird poetic tangents.

    28. I started out intending to make note of which pages contained a memorable passage or witty line, and it wasn’t long before I found myself dog-earing every page. I hope the library people don’t come after me for abusing this book, because by the time I was done it looked like an accordion. I read it in two sittings within the same day. The only books I manage to finish in one or two sittings are those that have a certain flow to them, books that don’t feel stilted or forced, that create a u [...]

    29. Nick Flynn has written a powerful memoir in prose and poetry, poetical prose. His words reached my heart and moved me, both with his exquisite mastery of craft and his exposure of self, writing to tell his story and ours. He tells us of his coping, as a boy and then a man, with a childhood where love and care of some sort existed, and yet basic emotional needs were unmet, needs of which a child cannot understand, but with lack registering in every fiber. He tells us about some of his escapades, [...]

    30. First heard about this book when it was highly recommended to me by lauded book blogger NonAnon aka Citizen Reader -- a reliable source of good reads and someone who doesn't pull any punches for bad ones. But I dragged it home from the library three or four times and dodged it. Why? I had trouble getting "into" it. The first paragraph just turned me off. Now I knowyou just have to get into or get past that peculiar first page stay with it and you will be snagged. Exquisite, painful, gorgeously w [...]

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