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Bill Clegg


Bill Clegg

Bill Clegg is a literary agent in New York and the author of the bestselling memoirs PORTRAIT OF AN ADDICT AS A YOUNG MAN and NINETY DAYS. The author of the novels DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY and THE END OF THE DAY, he has written for the New York Times, Lapham’s Quarterly, New York magazine, The Guardian and Harper’s Bazaar.

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Bill Clegg

Books by Bill Clegg

by Bill Clegg - Fiction, Women's Fiction

A retired widow in rural Connecticut wakes to an unexpected visit from her childhood best friend whom she hasn’t seen in 49 years. A man arrives at a Pennsylvania hotel to introduce his estranged father to his newborn daughter and finds him collapsed on the floor of the lobby. A 67-year-old taxi driver in Kauai receives a phone call from the mainland that jars her back to a traumatic past. These seemingly disconnected lives come together as half-century-old secrets begin to surface. It is in this moment that Bill Clegg reminds us how choices --- to connect, to betray, to protect --- become our legacy.

by Bill Clegg - Fiction, Literary Fiction

On the eve of her daughter’s wedding, June Reid’s life is completely devastated when a shocking disaster takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter’s fiancé, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend, Luke --- her entire family, all gone in a moment. And June is the only survivor. Alone and directionless, June drives across the country, away from her small Connecticut town. In her wake, a community emerges, weaving a beautiful and surprising web of connections through shared heartbreak.

by Bill Clegg - Nonfiction

The goal is 90. Just 90 clean and sober days to loosen the hold of the addiction that caused Bill Clegg to lose everything. With 73 days in rehab behind him, he returns to New York and attends two or three meetings each day. It is in these refuges that he befriends essential allies. But at first, the support is not enough: Clegg relapses for the first time with only three days left.

by Bill Clegg

Bill Clegg had a thriving business as a literary agent when he walked away from his world and embarked on a two-month crack binge. He had been released from rehab nine months earlier, and his relapse would very nearly cost him his life.