In early August I found out that writer Pete Hamill died at age 85. I certainly heard about him, but never knew the details of his life and career. According to his obituary in the New York Times, he was a "celebrated reporter, columnist, and the top editor of The New York Post and The Daily News; a foreign correspondent for The Post and The Saturday Evening Post; and a writer for New York Newsday, The Village Voice, Esquire, and other publications. He wrote a score of books, mostly novels but also biographies, collections of short stories and essays, and screenplays, some adapted from his books." I found out about a documentary Breslin and Hamill Deadline Artists that I was able to view since I am a subscriber to HBO.
I decided to seek out some of his publications. I bought his autobiography, A Drinking Life on Amazon.com. It was published in 1994.