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Barry Friedman

December 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for the official book release for our friend, Barry Friedman.

He endured every parent’s worst nightmare. When writer-comedian Barry Friedman’s son died from a drug overdose one Friday morning, Barry was devastated—but not surprised. Paul’s death had been in dress rehearsal for years. Over the next four days, Barry dealt not only with his crushing grief but also insignificant, ridiculous, and profound moments he was forced to navigate, from the impending collapse of his marriage to helping his father program a cell phone. The world alternately froze and galloped after Paul Friedman was found face-down in his room, and Barry had to find a way to continue, to reject magical thinking and forge a meaningful path for the future. What follows is not a eulogy but an elegy.

In this lament for the life of a son he loved but knew he would lose, Barry writes with passion and pain about how to survive the worst life has to offer–and go on living.

“It’s a wonderful book. This is a haunting, achingly honest account of an experience every parent fears more than any other–the death of a child. Barry Friedman is a superb writer; this compelling, compulsively readable book will stay with you long after you finish it.” -Dave Barry, Pulitzer-Prize winning writer

This event is free and open to the public.


December 17, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Magic City Books
221 E. Archer St.
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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