The How I Learned Series features writers, storytellers, comedians, and other raconteurs holding forth on a different theme. It all happens every last Wednesday of the month, and sometimes more than that, which basically means you will have the best night of your life on those nights, repeatedly.



DAVID CARR, ICONIC JOURNALIST, SURVIVOR, CHARMING CURMUDGEON, A REALLY GOOD DUDE




















David Carr passed away suddenly today, after collapsing in his office at the New York Times. When I read The Night of The Gun, I asked David Carr if he'd be on How I Learned. 

He emailed back saying, "Happy to do! Happy to say yes now and will hate it with the force of 10k suns when I go up." He also added, "That book actually sucks. You've been warned. xo." 

He did the show and, of course, he nailed it. Thank you, and rest in peace, sir. You will be sorely missed. 

(David Carr, 1956 - 2015)

P.S. If you've never read David's memoir, The Night of The Gun, do yourself a favor.

–Posted February 13th, 2015