A Drinking Life

A Memoir
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.80 hours)
Product Number: Z2631
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449886844
Narrator/s: Jonathan Davis
Please log in to view pricing


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.


Please login to view pricing, or register now
A Drinking Life
Product Number: BX00000125
Product Number:C2548
Product Number:Z2631

This title is part of (or scheduled to be part of) the following subscriptions:

RBdigital Unlimited Audio - Pub Library - US Collection
RBdigital Unlimited Audio - Pub Library - Canada Collection
RBdigital Unlimited Audio - Higher Ed - Curriculum - Platinum Collection
RBdigital Unlimited Audio for Higher Education
RBdigital Unlimited Audio - Healthcare - Adult Collection

All formats/editions

Author(s): Pete Hamill
Narrator(s): Jonathan Davis
Product Number C2548
Released: Aug 04, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402575914
Author(s): Pete Hamill
Product Number EB00277084
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: #9780316135009

Professional reviews

"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"

Sign up for our email newsletter