Giving Up the Ghost: A Story about Friendship, 80s Rock, a Lost Scrap of Paper, and What It Means to Be Haunted

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Price
$15.00  $13.95
Publisher
Dial Press
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Pages
320
Dimensions
5.24 X 8.02 X 0.65 inches | 0.51 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780385342438

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About the Author
Eric Nuzum works at NPR in Washington, DC. He is also the author of The Dead Travel Fast: Stalking Vampires from Nosferatu to Count Chocula and Parental Advisory: Music Censorship in America. He has appeared on CNN, VH1, and elsewhere.
Reviews
Early Praise for Giving Up the Ghost

"An original, deeply moving memoir. . . [a] testament to friendship, love and survival."--Kirkus Reviews

"[A] brutally honest memoir. . . an evocative glimpse into one man's past, so different from what his 'normal' present would suggest."--Booklist

"A highly unusual, wildly specific story about love and death and confusion. But its power comes from an universal realization: Very often, our memory of a person matters more than whatever actually happened."
--Chuck Klosterman, author of Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs

"Giving Up The Ghost is powerful and evocative, with a painfully vivid sense of Midwest teenage-wasteland dread. It's an elegiac ghost story that can make you wonder if there's any difference between being young and being haunted."
--Rob Sheffield, author of Love Is a Mixtape