Jimmy Breslin





Jimmy Breslin

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in Jamaica, New York, The United States
October 17, 1930

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Jimmy Breslin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American columnist and author. He has written numerous novels, and pieces of his have appeared regularly in various newspapers in his hometown of New York City. He was a regular columnist for the newspaper Newsday until his retirement on November 2, 2004, and still has occasional columns there.

Among his notable columns, perhaps the best known was published the day after John F. Kennedy's funeral, focusing on the man who had dug the president's grave. The column is indicative of Breslin's style, which often highlights how major events or the actions of those considered "newsworthy" affect the "common man."


Average rating: 3.69 · 1,825 ratings · 261 reviews · 37 distinct works · Similar authors
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I Don't Want to Go to Jail
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Table Money
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1986 — 8 editions
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“When you stop drinking, you have to deal with this marvelous personality that started you drinking in the first place.”
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“When you leave New York you ain't going anywhere.”
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“True New Yorkers do not really seek information about the outside world. They feel that if anything is not in New York it is not likely to be interesting.”
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