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A Drinking Life: A Memoir

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  • Posted April 9, 2011

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    Great book - ebook is filled with typos

    Really didn't think I would get into this book, but the writing is so superb I couldn't put it down. Unfortunately, for some reason the ebook I downloaded from B&N is fraught with typos.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

    Pete Hamill could easily have grown up next door to me, or been related to me, because his recollections hit home every time.

    A poignant recollection, and one I was extremely comfortable slipping into since I had the good fortune to grow up in New York City during that time period. I rediscovered forgotten memories of people, places and incidents and enjoyed revisiting them from an older (and hopefully, wiser) perspective. Thank you, Mr. Hamill, for a gem of a book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

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    Honest, expertly-written memoir of growing up Irish in 50s Brooklyn (and how he discovered his bliss: writing)

    I enjoyed Pete Hamill's memoir as I would a gripping novel. He has gone all the way back to young boyhood, honestly and with perfected craft re-creating boyhood and young adulthood. It's not only "A Drinking Life", it's a comic book-devouring and replicating life, a working life, a life of the Irish first generation in mid 20th century New York. Hamill's early draw to art, Greenwich Village, learning (mostly auto-didactic) and hard work seem to lead inexorably to his career as a writer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2014

    I read this book  when it first came out in paperback and I abso

    I read this book  when it first came out in paperback and I absolutely loved it. I could not put it down, this is a book that really
    really stuck with me and I have loved Pete Hamill's writing ever since. I re-read it again recently and I still love it. It makes you laugh and cry.

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    Posted March 5, 2012

    Entertaining only gets you so far

    While this book has many interesting stories, there is no real plot and it pretty much goes nowhere

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    Posted March 4, 2012

    Awful

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  • Posted January 12, 2012

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    Highly Recommended

    A truly remarkable book. Read it through twice!

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