Archive for the “Lost in Ghost Town” Category

Pain, Peace, and Writing One’s Life Story

January 15, 2021

On this episode of Book It with CA, Carol Anne speaks with three authors who have pulled back the curtains on their own lives in deeply personal memoirs. Diane Cardwell, author of Rockaway, Susan Burton, author of Empty, and Carder Stout, author of Lost in Ghost Town, talk about their private struggles, relationships with family…

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Interview with Dr. Carder Stout of ‘Lost in Ghost Town’

May 28, 2020

Before he became a noted Hollywood psychologist, Carder Stout, PhD, lived a privileged life that gradually descended from elite Manhattan private schools into crack addiction and running drugs for an LA gang. Here, he tells Purist about the journey, and offers a peek at his searing memoir of addiction, redemption and hope in unlikely places….

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Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘Lost in Ghost Town’

May 27, 2020

Addiction memoirs are a particular genre. They present unequal parts of noir autobiography, gothic fiction, sci-fi and dystopian horror, along with bits of black humor. They are books about recovery, which can only be written by those who have jumped off the train headed for oblivion. Their stories of survival plunge readers into realms of…

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