TALK SHOW WITH HARPER SIMON | EPISODE 28
Author Jerry Stahl on Drug Addiction, PERMANENT MIDNIGHT and His Latest Book OG DAD
Pushcart Prize-winning author Jerry Stahl has written six books, including the memoir Permanent Midnight (made into a film with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson), and the novels Pain Killers and I, Fatty (optioned by Johnny Depp). Former Culture Columnist for Details, Stahl’s widely anthologized fiction and journalism have appeared in a variety of places, including Esquire, The New York Times, Playboy, The Rumpus, and The Believer. He has also written extensively for film and television, including the highest rated episodes of CSI and, most recently, the HBO film Hemingway & Gelhorn, with Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen.
Jerry Stahl, author of PERMANENT MIDNIGHT, OG DAD, I, FATTY and more, speaks about wild days of drug addiction, beating Hep C, and the problem with Hillary Clinton. The brilliant author laments being too young for Gonzo journalism at Rolling Stone, being big in Europe but not in the US, and the perils of being in limbo waiting for your optioned book to be made into a movie. His books, work on MARON, and the dark days of the LA Riots are all torn through on Harper Simon’s Talk Show.