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About the Author

Nell Casey's work has appeared in Elle, Mirabella, Salon, and the New York Times Book Review. She is a 2000-2001 Carter Center mental health journalism fellow. She is also on the board of Stories at the Moth, a nonprofit storytelling organization. She lives in New York City

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Obras por Nell Casey

Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression (2001) — Editor; Contribuidor — 493 exemplares
The Journals of Spalding Gray (2011) — Editor — 108 exemplares
An Uncertain Inheritance: Writers on Caring for Family (2007) — Editor — 44 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

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Casey, Maud (sister)
Casey, John (father)



Of course, not a very pleasant read but an interesting experience of going deep under the psychic skin of a very brilliant narcissist. I think what surprised me was the extent to which Gray was compulsive and fairly thoughtless about his constant need to find sex and have affairs. I wonder how much his fame played a role in his behavior.

Gray's becoming a father helped him for once to care about other people. I found this part of his life very touching.
monicaberger | 2 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
Very difficult book to read, even though you know how it's going to end. Not what I was expecting. I would only recommend to people who are extremely interested in him.
billycongo | 2 outras críticas | Jul 22, 2020 |
I really loved Spalding Gray's monologues and looked forward to his journals but was disappointed. They were dull, repetitious and depressing. Not enough humor to leaven the gloom and not a sign of his wit. It was a hard slog to get through.

First read March 14, 2015 I should have read my own first review before rereading but I didn't so reread and actually got more out of the book the second time around. A sad life but his journal was unique and very honest.
Karen74Leigh | 2 outras críticas | Sep 4, 2019 |
I found there was too much of a range of quality between the contributors - some were great and others were horrible. And does the world really need another book like this?
olegalCA | 7 outras críticas | Dec 9, 2014 |


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