Nick Flynn: From Boston’s Pine Street Inn to Hollywood

From Spare Change News:


Nick Flynn: From Boston’s Pine Street Inn to Hollywood

Tom Benner
Spare Change News


Nick Flynn grew up on Boston’s South Shore and spent six years working at the Pine Street Inn, Boston’s largest homeless shelter. Raised by his mother, Jody, who committed suicide when he was 22, Flynn hadn’t seen or spoken to his father in 18 years, until the day Jonathan Flynn showed up at the shelter, homeless and looking for a bed. Flynn’s stunning memoir about his subsequently renewed relationship with his alcoholic and bombastic father, “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City” (named after one of his father’s acerbic sayings), is the basis for a new movie, “Being Flynn”, starring Robert De Niro, Paul Dano, and Julianne Moore. Nick Flynn now lives in Brooklyn and teaches writing each spring at the University of Houston. Following is a transcript of his conversation with Spare Change News.


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Click here to view the movie trailer for Being Flynn

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