The national best-seller A Drinking Life is a poignant memoir of a boy growing up in Brooklyn during the Depression and World War II. The son of Irish immigrants, Pete Hamill is raised by his supportive mother, but feels overlooked by his crippled, alcoholic father. In a captivating narrative, Hamill reflects on his early experiences with alcohol and considers the personal implications of the American culture of drinking.
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by Pete Hamill
by Elmer Kelton
by James M. McPherson
by Karl Schlesier
by Eric Pete
"Long a fixture and chronicler of the Manhattan scene, Hamill published this bestselling memoir of his troubled blue-collar Brooklyn upbringing and his rise to fame as the journalistic embodiment of the spirit of New York. Sentiment and nostalgia sweeten his tough language and unsparing descriptions of brutality as he simultaneously gains professional success and plummets into alcoholism. Jonathan Davis has a fresh-scrubbed, clean-cut sound. He makes Hamill sound more sympathetic and less urbane than the text dus. He reads very well, though not always in sync with the book's humorous touches. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"
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