Jimmy Breslin

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Jimmy Breslin


Born
in Jamaica, New York, The United States
October 17, 1928

Died
March 19, 2017

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Jimmy Breslin was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American columnist and author. He wrote 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.

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."

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Damon Runyon

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I Don't Want to Go to Jail

2.90 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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Table Money

3.63 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1986 — 9 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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