Whether writing for the New York Times, Washington City Paper, New York Magazine, or The Atlantic, David Carr was known for his sharp and fearless observations, his wit, and his uncanny sense of fairness and justice. In the hundred or so articles collected here he might be breaking exclusives about Amazon, mourning Philip Seymour Hoffman's death, or taking aim at editors who value political trivia over substance, yet his voice and concerns always remain vital and convincing.
"Reading David Carr again is a reminder of how much we miss him…. Pick your subject: Bill Clinton? Press blowhards? Washington insiders? Fox News? Silicon Valley? Julian Assange? He is always provocative, though never gratuitous. He is funny, but not mean. His prose sings."—Ken Auletta