Kevin Sampsell: The Last Book I Loved, Another Bullshit Night In Suck City

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imagedbI’d been hearing about Another Bullshit Night in Suck City since it came out a couple years ago, but late last year, after finishing my own memoir, I finally got around to reading it. I loved the shifting timelines, short chapters, and hard but empathetic tone of Nick Flynn’s writing. The book has an escalating tension that mixes beautifully with its constant candor and mysterious beauty. It feels like a long-lost friend.

See also: Stephen Elliott’s review of Another Bullshit Night In Suck City.


Kevin Sampsell is the publisher of the micropress Future Tense Books in Portland, Oregon. His books include the story collection, Creamy Bullets, the memoir, A Common Pornography, and the novel, This Is Between Us. His work has appeared in publications such as Pank, Sixth Finch, Poets & Writers Magzine, Yeti, Fairy Tale Review, Tin House, Best Sex Writing 2010, and Best American Essays 2013. More from this author →