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TV Writer Jerry Stahl on Kicking the Habit

Writer Jerry Stahl. His 1995 memoir is Permanent Midnight (Warner Bros) has just been published in paperback. Stahl was a successful journalist, a scriptwriter for cult film classics like "Cafe Flesh," and "Dr. Caligari," who went on to write for the hit TV shows "Moonlighting," "ALF" and "thirtysomething." Stahl was also a junkie. He writes in his memoir, "You might say that success ruined me. You might say I ruined success." Stahl is now a freelance writer for British Esquire, Details, L.A.Weekly, Buzz. (Originally broadcast 5/17/95)


Other segments from the episode on April 4, 1997

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 4, 1997: Interview with Margaret Whiting; Interview with Jerry Stahl; Review of the film "Chasing Amy."


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