Jerry Stahl

Jerry Stahl


Born
January 01, 1953


Jerry Stahl (born September 28, 1953) is an American novelist and screenwriter, He is best known for the darkly comedic tale of addiction, Permanent Midnight, which was revered by critics and an ever-growing cult of devoted readers, as one of the most compelling, contemporary memoirs. A film adaptation soon followed with Ben Stiller in the lead role, which is widely considered to be Mr. Stiller’s breakthrough performance. Since their initial paring, the two have become lifelong friends and collaborators.

One of Stahl’s mentors and greatest influences, the late American Novelist, Hubert Selby, Jr. had this to say about Permanent Midnight, “Absolutely compelling... Permanent Midnight is an extraordinary accomplishment... A remarkable book that
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Permanent Midnight

3.94 avg rating — 1,517 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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I, Fatty

3.85 avg rating — 941 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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Perv - A Love Story

3.63 avg rating — 626 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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Plainclothes Naked

3.76 avg rating — 311 ratings — published 2001 — 10 editions
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Pain Killers

3.47 avg rating — 292 ratings — published 2009 — 9 editions
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Happy Mutant Baby Pills

3.28 avg rating — 192 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Love Without

3.56 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 2007
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Bad Sex on Speed

3.59 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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The Heroin Chronicles

3.41 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
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OG Dad

3.88 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2015
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“To me, God is like this happy bus driver.”
Jerry Stahl, Permanent Midnight
tags: drugs, god

“I kept getting high to kill my shame at the fact that I kept getting high.”
Jerry Stahl, Permanent Midnight

“This is what I think: If you had the nerve to live what you lived, you should have the nerve to write it.”
Jerry Stahl, Permanent Midnight

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