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A Drinking Life : A Memoir
A Drinking Life A Memoir
Author: Pete Hamill
From Publishers Weekly Hamill's autobiography entails his long odyssey to sobriety. This is not a jeremiad condemning drink, however, but a thoughtful, funny, street-smart reflection on its consequences. To understand Hamill ( Loving Women ), one must know his immigrant parents: Anne, gentle and fair; Billy, one-legged and alcoholic. The fir...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780316341028
ISBN-10: 0316341029
Publication Date: 4/1/1995
Pages: 280
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
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csa avatar reviewed A Drinking Life : A Memoir on + 45 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I enjoy reading Pete Hamill's novels. This memoir is a good insight into his background and explains where he got some of his ideas. If you enjoy Pete Hamill, you'll enjoy this read.
LMM avatar reviewed A Drinking Life : A Memoir on + 155 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Interesting memoir of growing up Irish in NYC during the Depression & WWII, drinking through early adulthood. While Hamill dwells on his early life, much of the action goes by quickly, with some name dropping (Mick Jagger & Keith Richards come to a party at his house, he spends several years with Shirley MacLaine) and superficial treatment of his sobriety and the years since then.
reviewed A Drinking Life : A Memoir on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
If you are a Hamill fan, which I am, it is fun and interesting. Reads quickly and is a good look at the drinking life in a big city.
mizPJ avatar reviewed A Drinking Life : A Memoir on + 170 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Well written, gotta admire a man who can quit drinking cold turkey. I'd like to hear from those around him when he did it - unlikely it went as well as he remembers it!
reviewed A Drinking Life : A Memoir on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A well written account of the drinking life during the Depression and WW II.
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