A Drinking Life: A Memoir

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This bestselling memoir from a seasoned New York City reporter is a vivid report of a journey to the edge of self-destruction (New York Times).
As a child during the Depression and World War II, Pete Hamill learned early that drinking was an essential part of being a man, inseparable from the rituals of celebration, mourning, friendship, romance, and religion. Only later did he discover its ability to destroy any writer's most valuable tools: clarity, consciousness, memory.
In A Drinking Life, Hamill explains how alcohol slowly became a part of his life, and how he ultimately left it behind. Along the way, he summons the mood of an America that is gone forever, with the bittersweet fondness of a lifelong New Yorker.

Magnificent. A Drinking Life is about growing up and growing old, working and trying to work, within the culture of drink. --Boston Globe

Author: Pete Hamill
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Published: 04/01/1995
Pages: 280
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.56lbs
Size: 8.27h x 5.56w x 0.76d
ISBN13: 9780316341028
ISBN10: 0316341029
BISAC Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography | Editors, Journalists, Publishers
- Biography & Autobiography | Personal Memoirs

About the Author
Pete Hamill (1935-2020) was a novelist, journalist, editor, and screenwriter. He was the author of twenty-two books, including the bestselling novels Tabloid City, North River, Forever, and Snow in August, and the bestselling memoir A Drinking Life.