The Kindle delivery was great. I found the book itself to be written in a self-absorbed,, unpleasingly simple style. Just not for me.Published 1 month ago by Sutton Keany
Reading this book I felt the same parallel feelings with my own life, not a full blown alcoholic but drinking has definitely affected my life. Read morePublished 2 months ago by B. Fitzpatrick
A walk through the decades in New York, blurred more and more by drink as time passes. A very enjoyable read.Published 4 months ago by K. P. Lorton
We'll written story .
.You can picture sights,sounds and smells of the Bew York of Hamil's day.
He is an interesting character who fights his demons and wins.
A total reliable narrator for a non-egotistical memoir. I suggest you also read "Snow in August" to capture the true nature of different ethnicities living in the same... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Cathleen E. Vecchiato
I was so impressed with "Forever" by Pete Hamill but was so disappointed in A Drinking Life. It rang of being written by a teenager and past exploits.Published 9 months ago by Ann
Very good memoir, irrespective of the drinking aspect. In fact, it almost seems like labeling it as a story of drinker was an afterthought.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
very interesting documentary from an ex-drinker's point of view. not preachy or overly spiritual. just plain, interesting look in to a life of alcohol versus not.Published 10 months ago by kittie
I guess I had heard of Pete Hamill when "NYC old timers" were referenced. However, it was when reading "A Drinking Life" by Caroline Knapp did I feel compelled to seek out this... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Judy Davis