A Drinking Life: A Memoir by Pete HamillA Drinking Life: A Memoir by Pete Hamill

A Drinking Life: A Memoir

byPete Hamill

Paperback | April 1, 1995

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20 years after his last drink Pete Hamill looks back on his early life. As a child during the depression and World War II he learnt that drinking was to be an essential part of being a man, it was only later he discovered its ability to destroy lives.
Pete Hamill is a novelist, essayist and journalist whose career has endured for more than forty years. He was born in Brooklyn, N. Y. in 1935, the oldest of seven children of immigrants from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He attended Catholic schools as a child. He left school at 16 to work in the Brooklyn Navy Yard as a sheetmetal worker,...
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Title:A Drinking Life: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:April 1, 1995Publisher:Little, Brown And Company

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ISBN - 10:0316341029

ISBN - 13:9780316341028

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An acclaimed author offers an honest self-portrait of coming of age in a culture that considers drinking an essential part of becoming a man and reveals how it nearly destroyed his ability to write. Reprint. 60,000 first printing. Tour. NYT.