The Racing Writer's Podcast: Jade Gurss

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The Racing Writer's Podcast: Jade Gurss

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The Racing Writer's Podcast: Jade Gurss

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Jade Gurss is back with another must-read auto racing book, this time having worked with Al Unser Jr. Gurss, who had known Unser back during the latter’s driving career, takes The Racing Writer’s Podcast inside “Al Unser Jr.: A Checkered Past,” including:

• The work to tell Unser’s story in the best way
• The reason for starting the book with Unser’s suicide attempt
• Unser’s willingness to be vulnerable
• The honesty and openness of Unser about his personal life and decisions
• Drug use and the Penske days
• Vivid memories on winning the Indianapolis 500 but feeling adrift afterward
• How complex Unser is
• The fact-checking process
• What Gurss was looking forward to hearing from Unser about
• How it felt after such an intense project was done
• What the takeaway for readers should be of Unser’s story

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