Jerry Stahl presents and signs Permanent Midnight at Book Soup in West Hollywood, CA
Book Soup | 8818 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069
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.