Pete Hamill

Pete Hamill was an American journalist, novelist, essayist, editor, and educator. He was known for his work as a columnist and editor for the New York Post and the New York Daily News.


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  1. 1. A Drinking Life: A Memoir

    This memoir explores the author's life from childhood to adulthood, focusing on his experiences with alcohol. Growing up in a working-class Irish American family in Brooklyn, the author was introduced to drinking at a young age and it became a significant part of his identity. Through his journey, he reflects on how alcohol influenced his relationships, career as a journalist, and personal life, leading to his decision to quit drinking at the age of 37. The book provides a candid look at the culture of drinking and its impact on individuals and families.

    The 5535th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Forever: A Novel

    This novel follows the story of Cormac O'Connor, an Irish immigrant who arrives in New York in 1740. After his parents are killed by an English lord, he vows revenge and is granted immortality by an African healer, on the condition that he never leaves the island of Manhattan. The story spans three centuries, as Cormac experiences New York's transformation from a colonial outpost to a modern metropolis, while he waits for his chance to avenge his parents.

    The 7954th Greatest Book of All Time