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Permanent Midnight

(1995)
A Memoir
A non fiction book by

 
 


"An extraordinary accomplishment. . . . A remarkable book that will be of great value to people who feel isolated, alienated and overwhelmed by the circumstances of their lives."-Hubert Selby, Jr., author of Last Exit to Brooklyn

"[Stahl] is a better-than-Burroughs virtuoso."-Thomas Mallon, The New Yorker

"Original, appalling, indelible picture of a man trying to swim and drown at the same time. Stahl has nerve, heart, a language of his own and a ghastly, riotous humor."-Tobias Wolff, author of This Boy's Life

"Permanent Midnight is one of the most harrowing and toughest accounts ever written in this century about what it means to be a junkie in America, making Burroughs look dated and Kerouac appear as the nose-thumbing adolescent he was."-Booklist

A searing confessional infused with the darkest humor, Permanent Midnight chronicles the opiated abyss of a Hollywood screenwriter and his formidable climb into sobriety.

Made into a major motion picture starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, Permanent Midnight is revered by critics and an ever-growing cult of devoted readers as one of the most compelling contemporary memoirs.

Jerry Stahl was born in Pittsburgh. He is author of the novels Perv: A Love Story, Plainclothes Naked and I, Fatty, the paperback edition of which will appear in 2005. He currently lives in Los Angeles.



Used availability for Jerry Stahl's Permanent Midnight

Hardback Editions

October 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Permanent Midnight: A Memoir
Author(s): Jerry Stahl
ISBN: 1-942600-05-4 / 978-1-942600-05-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rare Bird Books, A Barnacle Book
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April 1999 : UK Hardback

Title: Permanent Midnight
Author(s): Jerry Stahl
ISBN: 0-349-11190-1 / 978-0-349-11190-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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March 1996 : UK Hardback

Title: Permanent Midnight
Author(s): Jerry Stahl
ISBN: 0-349-10799-8 / 978-0-349-10799-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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April 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: Permanent Midnight: A Memoir
Author(s): Jerry Stahl
ISBN: 0-446-51794-1 / 978-0-446-51794-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
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Paperback Editions

1820 : USA Paperback
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Title: Permanent Midnight: A Memoir
Author(s): Jerry Stahl
ISBN: 0-9760822-0-9 / 978-0-9760822-0-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Process
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September 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Permanent Midnight: A Memoir
Author(s): Jerry Stahl
ISBN: 0-446-60726-6 / 978-0-446-60726-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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April 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Permanent Midnight: A Memoir
Author(s): Jerry Stahl
ISBN: 0-446-67218-1 / 978-0-446-67218-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
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March 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: Permanent Midnight
Author(s): Jerry Stahl
ISBN: 0-349-10720-3 / 978-0-349-10720-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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Audio Editions

April 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Permanent Midnight: A Memoir (20th Anniversary Edition)
Author(s): Jerry Stahl
ISBN: 1-72135-611-8 / 978-1-72135-611-9
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: Permanent Midnight: A Memoir (20th Anniversary Edition)
Author(s): Jerry Stahl
ISBN: 1-72135-612-6 / 978-1-72135-612-6
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Permanent Midnight: A Memoir (20th Anniversary Edition)
Author(s): Jerry Stahl, Nic Sheff - foreword
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Permanent Midnight: A Memoir (20th Anniversary Edition)
Author(s): Jerry Stahl, Nic Sheff - foreword
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Permanent Midnight: A Memoir (20th Anniversary Edition)
Author(s): Jerry Stahl, Nic Sheff - foreword
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Permanent Midnight: A Memoir (20th Anniversary Edition)
Author(s): Jerry Stahl, Nic Sheff - foreword
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Permanent Midnight: A Memoir
Author(s): Jerry Stahl
Publisher: Rare Bird Books, A Barnacle Book
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