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: Little Brown and Company
Published: 01/19/1994
Pages: 280
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.17lbs
Size: 9.52h x 6.39w x 0.96d
ISBN13: 9780316341080
ISBN10: 0316341088
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.