Take Three: Nick Flynn’s Triptych

One of the great American memoirs, Nick Flynn’s Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, was made into a movie starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore. Released in 2012, Being Flynn left fans and critics perplexed, but led Flynn to a shattering epiphany about his mother’s suicide. I wrote about the adaptation, and Flynn’s powerful post-film memoir, The Enactments, for Creative Nonfiction.

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Published in Creative Nonfiction, Issue #64, Adaptation, Summer 2017