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Erin Lee Carr

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Erin Lee Carr

Erin Lee Carr is a director, producer and writer based in New York City. Named one of the “30 Under 30” most influential people in media by Forbes, Carr most recently directed At the Heart of Gold, about the USA Gymnastics scandal, and I Love You: Now Die, about the Michelle Carter murder-by-texting trial, both for HBO. She also directed “Drug Short,” an episode of Netflix’s critically acclaimed series "Dirty Money." She lives in New York City, where she enjoys petting dogs on the street.

Erin Lee Carr

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by Erin Lee Carr - Memoir, Nonfiction

A celebrated journalist, bestselling author and recovering addict, David Carr was in the prime of his career when he collapsed in the newsroom of The New York Times in 2015. Shattered by his death, his daughter Erin Lee Carr, an up-and-coming documentary filmmaker at age 27, began combing through the entirety of their shared correspondence. What started as an exercise in grief quickly grew into an active investigation: Did her father's writings contain the answers to the questions of how to move forward in life and work without your biggest champion by your side? How could she fill the space left behind by a man who had come to embody journalistic integrity, rigor and hard reporting, whose mentorship meant everything not just to her, but to the many who served alongside him?