A Drinking Life: A Memoir by Pete Hamill

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.

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