Nick Flynn





Nick Flynn

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in Scituate, Massachusetts, The United States
January 01, 1960

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Nick Flynn is an American poet, memoirist, and playwright.

His most recent book is The Ticking Is The Bomb, a memoir about awaiting his first child while simultaneously learning and fighting against American torture during the Iraq War.
Flynn's had written one play, Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins. His most famous book is a memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. He has published two collections of poetry: Blind Huber, and Some Ether, which won the inaugural PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Further honors include a 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2001 Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, and the 1999 Discovery/The Nation Award for his poem, Bag of Mice, about his mot...more


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Another Bullshit Night in S...
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 6,267 ratings — published 2004 — 19 editions
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Some Ether
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 991 ratings — published 2000
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The Ticking is the Bomb
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 821 ratings — published 2009 — 11 editions
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Blind Huber
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 334 ratings — published 2002
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The Reenactments
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The Captain Asks for a Show...
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 226 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Being Flynn
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Alice Invents a Little Game...
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“Here's a secret: Everyone, if they live long enough, will lose their way at some point. You will lose your way, you will wake up one morning and find yourself lost. This is a hard, simple truth. If it hasn't happened to you yet, consider yourself lucky. When it does, when one day you look around and nothing is recognizable, when you find yourself alone in a dark wood having lost the way, you may find it easier to blame it on someone else -- an errant lover, a missing father, a bad childhood -- or it may be easier to blame the map you were given -- folded too many times, out-of-date, tiny print -- but mostly, if you are honest, you will only be able to blame yourself.

One day I'll tell my daughter a story about a dark time, the dark days before she was born, and how her coming was a ray of light. We got lost for a while, the story will begin, but then we found our way.”
Nick Flynn, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009

“Who doesn't want to just disappear, at some point in the day, in a year, to just step off the map and float?”
Nick Flynn, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

“There are many ways to drown, only the most obvious wave their arms as they're going under.”
Nick Flynn, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

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