by James Hart, 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.