Blue Days, Black Nights: A Memoir of Desire

Ron Nyswaner Jonathan Demme


Blue Days, Black Nights: A Memoir of Desire

Blue Days, Black Nights: A Memoir of Desire

  • Title: Blue Days, Black Nights: A Memoir of Desire
  • Author: Ron Nyswaner Jonathan Demme
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Kindle Edition



In the years immediately following his Academy Award nomination for Philadelphia, screenwriter Ron Nyswaner fell through the rabbit hole This gripping, intimate, and darkly comic memoir chronicles this period in his life, a period where a raging drug addiction collided with an obsessive and almost fatal love affair A wrong turn down a one way street in the shadow of theIn the years immediately following his Academy Award nomination for Philadelphia, screenwriter Ron Nyswaner fell through the rabbit hole This gripping, intimate, and darkly comic memoir chronicles this period in his life, a period where a raging drug addiction collided with an obsessive and almost fatal love affair A wrong turn down a one way street in the shadow of the Sunset Strip s Chateau Marmont leads Academy Award nominated screenwriter Ron Nyswaner on a journey that will nearly drown him in the intoxicating, impulsive, maddening, tragic, and transformative nature of love Despite the success of his latest film, Ron has been fighting depression and contemplating self destruction I don t want a mediocre, empty life, he tells his psychiatrist acupuncturist herbalist after halfheartedly attempting to hang himself with a belt Then, on a trip from his home in upstate New York to Los Angeles, Ron meets and falls for world weary Johann, a Latin quoting, leather clad hustler with a vague, European accent In the next year Johann will teach him many things how to make a crack pipe out of a soda can, how to come down from a crystal meth binge, how to walk down a city street as if he owns it, how to beg in Hungarian, and how to lose oneself utterly in reckless passion If he can survive it, loving Johann might be Ron s salvation This beautifully honest tale of the author s doomed drug ladden love affair with a hustler is also a beautifully written page turner The Advocate


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Nyswaner's memoir is captivating and beautifully-written. He's a Hollywood screenwriter of some success. At the time this was written he was mostly known for "Philadelphia." The memoir, though, is not about Hollywood, but about gay prostitutes and drugs. Nyswaner explores his relationship with Johann, which might be love or might be denial, simultaneously with his attempts at therapy and coping with his family. It's lush in detail, rich with cultural references and observations, and drops a few [...]


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