by James Hart, foreword by Carl Bernstein
from Cleis Press
Lucky Jim is Jim Hart’s memoir, the story of how he survived a violent childhood home, found incredible words inside him, created a love that was both so right and so wrong, and finally found the strength to be his true self.
Jim is a master at building relationships. Charming, funny, and a great listener with a guru’s insight, his success in life and business was based on his ability to connect with others, from people recovering in 12-step groups in Upstate New York to those living in the rarefied air of Martha’s Vineyard. But after more than 20 years sober, one slip-up triggered an active addiction that threatened his relationships with his then-wife, singer–songwriter Carly Simon, his recovery friends, his severely disabled son, and even with himself as he began to confront his sexuality.
“A finely written, painful, but profound book.” —Kirkus Review (starred review)