A drinking life a memoir pete hamill on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers 20 years after his last drink pete hamill looks back on his early life as a child during the depression and world war ii he learnt that drinking was to be an essential part of being a man. I have read ten or more drinking memoirs in the past couple of months as i try to assess the role of alcohol in my life this and caroline knapps drinking a love story are my two favorites but unlike knapps which very much is a drinking memoir hamills book is more of a complete memoir a life much more than just a drinking life. Introduction t his is a book about my time in the drinking life it tells the story of the way one human being became aware of alcohol embraced it struggled with it was hurt by it and finally left it behind. 20 years after his last drink pete hamill looks back on his early life as a child during the depression and world war ii he learnt that drinking was to be an essential part of being a man it was only later he discovered its ability to destroy lives. Hamills autobiography entails his long odyssey to sobriety this is not a jeremiad condemning drink however but a thoughtful funny street smart reflection on its consequences to understand hamil
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