Half a Life, Darin Strauss (2010)Learn about the other books on the list.
There are three types of memoirs: the good celebrity ones, the total bullshit celebrity ones, and the type of true story that Strauss gives us about an accidental tragedy, and what comes after. Few books will move you like this one.
Half a Life is one of Joshua Henkin's five top portraits of grief.
The Page 99 Test: Half a Life.
Writers Read: Darin Strauss (October 2010).