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05/08/2015 03:00 pm ET Updated May 08, 2015

David Carr's Daughter, Erin Lee Carr, Recalls Her Dad's Life Lessons

The February passing of David Carr had the media world sobbing for both the loss of a valued journalist and also a cherished mentor to young writers.

Erin Lee Carr, a documentarian and also his daughter, counts herself among his mentees, telling HuffPost Live on Friday that every time the two spoke, "he would expect me to take notes."

"I have a Google document of all the things he taught me that I can keep with me," she continued. "It only has 30 statements on it, but at this point I can write down thousands."

Some of the lessons include "don't eat hot dogs off the street," and "street meat: never a good idea."

Another memorable one the "Thought Crimes: The Case Of The Cannibal Cop" director invoked was "Don't be the first to speak in a room, but if you are, say something important."

"There's just a lot of those things I'll always keep with me," she said. "The last five years of our dynamic was a lot about mentorship."

"Thought Crimes: The Case Of The Cannibal Cop," the story of a former cop who conspired to kidnap and eat women, premieres on HBO Monday, May 11 at 9 p.m. EST.

Watch more from Erin Lee Carr's conversation with HuffPost Live here.

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