“Live your life, don’t perform it.” -Pete Hamill
Looking for an outstanding book to read?
Have no fear.
I’m here to help ya out!
Our very own, Pete Hamill’s “A Drinking Life” should be in your hands, on your night table, in your lap, or on your mind today! Oops, I forgot about the Kindle version. Everyone is into e-readers now.
That’s right sports fans, Hamill’s memoir written in 1995 is remarkable!
Listen to this, it’s the second time I’m reading it.
The first time I got through it, I thought I understood it. Boy was I mistaken.
A few days ago while at the local library I was walking down the Memoir aisle and it jumped out at me.
It’s amazing how some of the things he went through as a kid back in the day, reflects what we experienced too. Farrell’s, living in an apartment, seventh avenue, Prospect Park and alcohol.
It’s a tough book to put down.
Do everything you can to check it out at your local library, run to your nearest bookstore or purchase it on-line.
Here’s an interview I found with Pete. Sit back and listen to him talk about his upbringing, the Hamill family, his battle with booze and of course, how he overcame the bottle. The transcript is included too.
Hamill Interview via Booknotes.