A Drinking Life: A Memoir Pete Hamill

A Drinking Life: A Memoir

Author: Pete Hamill
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Book Title
A Drinking Life: A Memoir
Author
Pete Hamill
ISBN
9780316341028
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 GlobeBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Pete HamillPublisher: Back Bay BooksPublished: 04/01/1995ISBN: 9780316341028Pages: 280Weight: 0.56lbsSize: 8.27h x 5.56w x 0.76d
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

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Pete Hamill
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Published: 04/01/1995
ISBN: 9780316341028
Pages: 280
Weight: 0.56lbs
Size: 8.27h x 5.56w x 0.76d
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

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Pete Hamill
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Published: 04/01/1995
ISBN: 9780316341028
Pages: 280
Weight: 0.56lbs
Size: 8.27h x 5.56w x 0.76d