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Ron McLarty

Ron McLarty is a novelist and actor, perhaps most recognizable for his role as Sgt. Frank Belson opposite Robert Urich on television’s “Spenser: For Hire.” His novel The Memory of Running, which Stephen King described in Entertainment Weekly as “the best book you can’t read,” is an international bestseller.


Writing Life: Pinch Me; or, How Stephen King Changed My Life

Summer 2004 | Memoir

Last year, two days after Christmas and around three that afternoon, I passed out in the foyer of my home in Montclair, New Jersey. I hadn’t even had a drink, and I considered that fact, lying there on the hardwood floor, staring up, coming back to myself. It’s odd how exhaustion works its way through denouement, scattershot dysfunction, and emotional chaos. The damn thing apparently crashes into tiny moments of clarity.