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Gay literary agent and author of the just-released memoir Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man Bill Clegg has picked a selection of his favorite memoirs for The Daily Beast's Book Bag series.
His selections are varied -- from Leslie Garis's House of Happy Endings (her grandfather wrote the Uncle Wiggily series of children's books; her grandmother wrote the Bobbsey Twins novels; her father suffered a psychotic breakdown) to Goat, a tale of frat house hazing.
Clegg rose to the top of the literary world in the late '90s only to have his career implode because of an out-of-control addiction to crack. He has since rebuilt his career and is an agent with William Morris.