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Pete Hamill Discusses His "Drinking Life."

Novelist, journalist and columnist Pete Hamill. He's written seven novels, including "Flesh and Blood," and "Loving Women." Most recently he was editor-in-chief at the New York Post. He's latest book is a memoir of the years he spent drinking, "A Drinking Life: A Memoir," (Little, Brown & Co.) Hamill quit drinking twenty years ago. One reviewer in Publishers Weekly writes about Hamill's new memoir, "This is not a jeremiad condemning drink, however, but a thoughtful, funny, street-smart reflection on its consequences."


Other segments from the episode on January 19, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 19, 1994: Interview with Pete Hamill; Interview with Chen Kaige; Review of the film "In the Name of the Father."


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