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Half a life: A Memoir

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"Half my life ago, I killed a girl." So begins Darin Strauss' Half a Life , the true story of how one outing in his father's Oldsmobile resulted in the death of a classmate and the beginning of a different, darker life for the author. We follow Strauss as he explores his startling past--collision, funeral, the queasy drama of a high-stakes court case--and what starts as a personal tale of a tragic event opens into the story of how to live with a very hard fact: we can try our human best in the crucial moment, and it might not be good enough. Half a Life is a nakedly honest, ultimately hopeful examination of guilt, responsibility, and living with the past.
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subject_facet Authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography, Life change events, Strauss, Darin
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