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Jerry Stahl presents and signs Permanent Midnight at Powell's Books in Portland, OR

Jerry Stahl presents and signs Permanent Midnight at Powell's Books in Portland, OR

Powell's Books | 1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Jerry Stahl's seminal memoir of drug addiction and a career in Hollywood, Permanent Midnight is a classic along the lines of Hubert Selby, Jr.'s Last Exit to Brooklyn. Illuminating the self-loathing and self-destruction of an addict's inner life, Permanent Midnight follows Stahl through the dregs of addiction and into sobriety. 

In 1998, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Maria Bello starred in a film version of Permanent Midnight to much acclaim. 

The newly-edited Twentieth Anniversary Edition includes an updated cover and a foreword by Nic Sheff, author of Tweak.