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All That You Leave Behind by Erin Lee Carr
Memoir

All That You Leave Behind

Debut
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by Erin Lee Carr

Quick take

A young filmmaker learns to make sense of the world, and her place in it, through her correspondence with her father.

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  • Fast read

  • Family drama

  • Sad

  • Millennial

Why I love it

I met David Carr when I was 23 years old. I still lived with my parents, and they were the only adults who had ever really expressed faith in me (just enough that I had made a low-budget film that was then premiering at a film festival). David was slipped the DVD, watched in his hotel room, and then texted to ask if I could meet in 20 minutes. Soon I was sitting across from a loud, physically impo...

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Synopsis

A celebrated journalist, best-selling author, and recovering addict, David Carr was in the prime of his career when he collapsed in the newsroom of The New York Times in 2015. Shattered by his death, his daughter Erin Lee Carr, an up-and-coming documentary filmmaker at age twenty-seven, began combing through the entirety of their shared correspondence—1,936 items in total.

What started as an exer...

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    April 2019