Half a Life

Monday, October 11, 2010

Darin Strauss tells the true story of how an outing in his father’s Oldsmobile resulted in the death of a classmate, which changed his life forever. In Half a Life he explores his past— the collision, funeral, the drama of a high-stakes court case—and what starts as a personal tale of a tragic event turns into an examination of guilt, responsibility, and living with the past.


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Comments [1]

Joyce Ketterer from brooklyn

When I was 17 a dear friend (also 17) died in a similar accident to the one described here. her car darted out and hit another car and she was crushed. We don't know what actually happened, but I do know the other driver was unhurt. I have often thought about him and hoped he is ok.

I sometimes feel guilty that I didn't try to find him and tell him it wasn't his fault and that her friends didn't blame or hate him.

Thank you for sharing this experience and your insights.

Oct. 11 2010 01:21 PM

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