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Alligator Candy - A Memoir

David Kushner

From award-winning journalist David Kushner, a regular contributor to Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and other premier magazines, Alligator Candy is a reported memoir about family, survival, and the unwavering power of love. David Kushner grew up in the early 1970s in the Florida suburbs. It was when kids still ran free, riding bikes and disappearing into the nearby woods for hours at a time. One morning in 1973, however, everything changed. David’s older brother Jon biked through the forest to the convenience store for candy, and never returned. Every life has a defining moment, a single act that charts the course we take and determines who we become. For Kushner, it was Jon’s disappearance—a tragedy that shocked his family and the community at large. Decades later, now a grown man with kids of his own, Kushner found himself unsatisfied with his own memories and decided to revisit the episode a different way: through the eyes of a reporter. His investigation brought him back to the places and people he once knew and slowly made him realize just how much his past had affected his present. After sifting through hundreds of documents and reports, conducting dozens of interviews, and poring over numerous firsthand accounts, he has produced a powerful and inspiring story of loss, perseverance, and memory. Alligator Candy is searing and unforgettable.

From award-winning journalist David Kushner, a regular contributor to Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and other premier magazines, Alligator Candy is a reported memoir about family, survival, and the unwavering power of love. David Kushner grew up in the early 1970s in the Florida suburbs. It was when kids still ran free, riding bikes and disappearing into the nearby woods for hours at a time. One morning in 1973, however, everything changed. David’s older brother Jon biked through the forest to the convenience store for candy, and never returned. Every life has a defining moment, a single act that charts the course we take and determines who we become. For Kushner, it was Jon’s disappearance—a tragedy that shocked his family and the community at large. Decades later, now a grown man with kids of his own, Kushner found himself unsatisfied with his own memories and decided to revisit the episode a different way: through the eyes of a reporter. His investigation brought him back to the places and people he once knew and slowly made him realize just how much his past had affected his present. After sifting through hundreds of documents and reports, conducting dozens of interviews, and poring over numerous firsthand accounts, he has produced a powerful and inspiring story of loss, perseverance, and memory. Alligator Candy is searing and unforgettable.
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From award-winning journalist David Kushner, a regular contributor to Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and other premier magazines, Alligator Candy is a reported memoir about family, survival, and the unwavering power of love. David Kushner grew up in the early 1970s in the Florida suburbs. It was when kids still ran free, riding bikes and disappearing into the nearby woods for hours at a time. One morning in 1973, however, everything changed. David’s older brother Jon biked through the forest to the convenience store for candy, and never returned. Every life has a defining moment, a single act that charts the course we take and determines who we become. For Kushner, it was Jon’s disappearance—a tragedy that shocked his family and the community at large. Decades later, now a grown man with kids of his own, Kushner found himself unsatisfied with his own memories and decided to revisit the episode a different way: through the eyes of a reporter. His investigation brought him back to the places and people he once knew and slowly made him realize just how much his past had affected his present. After sifting through hundreds of documents and reports, conducting dozens of interviews, and poring over numerous firsthand accounts, he has produced a powerful and inspiring story of loss, perseverance, and memory. Alligator Candy is searing and unforgettable.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bronson Pinchot

Length:

6h 20m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

20:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

13:05


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

17:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:17


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

16:27


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:16


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

00:33