May I introduce another wonderful memoir to everyone?

My friend Michael Hainey, who used to be an colleague of mine at GQ, has written an extraordinary and heartbreaking memoir about trying to uncover the secret of his father's long ago mysterious death. It reads like a detective story (for it is one) but it is also an incredible emotional journey, told in a simple and spare style of writing that belies the intensity of what's at stake here. The book is just out, and I can't recommend it highly enough.

Much love from your friendly neighborhood (sexy) librarian,

After Visiting Friends
“Is there any more powerful story in the world than a boy looking for his father?…. Parts of this story will stay with me forever." – Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed "Michael Hainey makes his quest for answers about his father read like a thriller." – J.R. Moehringer, a…

via Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook Wall