A.E. Hotchner


Born
in St. Louis, Missouri, The United States
June 28, 1917

Died
February 15, 2020


Aaron Edward Hotchner was an American editor, novelist, playwright, and biographer. He wrote many television screenplays as well as a biography of Ernest Hemingway. He co-founded with Paul Newman the charity food company Newman's Own.

Average rating: 4.07 · 9,675 ratings · 1,285 reviews · 36 distinct worksSimilar authors
Hemingway in Love: His Own ...

3.98 avg rating — 2,598 ratings — published 2015 — 18 editions
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Papa Hemingway

4.14 avg rating — 1,960 ratings — published 1955 — 11 editions
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Doris Day: Her Own Story

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3.96 avg rating — 647 ratings — published 1975 — 7 editions
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Paul and Me: Fifty-three Ye...

3.86 avg rating — 348 ratings — published 2010 — 14 editions
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King of the Hill: A Memoir

4.06 avg rating — 242 ratings — published 1960 — 6 editions
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The Amazing Adventures of A...

3.69 avg rating — 273 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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The Good Life According to ...

3.68 avg rating — 219 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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Blown Away: The Rolling Sto...

3.08 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 1990 — 4 editions
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The Boyhood Memoirs of A. E...

4.23 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Sophia: Living and Loving: ...

3.73 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 1979 — 9 editions
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“Why is it parents think they help their kids by pretending things are better than they are?”
A. E. Hotchner

“Why is it...that the good things that pop up almost always get clobbered by these miserable darn things that seem to choke out everything like stinkweed?”
A. E. Hotchner

“Outside the gates of the finca, watching the passing rows of tin-roofed shacks which represented the residential section of San Francisco de Paula, I began to think about The Old Man and the Sea, and I realized it was Ernest’s counterattack against those who had assaulted him for Across the River. It was an absolutely perfect counterattack and I envisioned a row of snickering carpies bearing the likenesses of Dwight Macdonald and Louis Kronenberger and E.B. White, who in the midst of cackling, “Through! Washed Up! Kaput!” suddenly grab their groins and keel over. It is a rather elementary military axiom that he who attacks must anticipate the counterattack, but the critics, poor boys, would never make General Staff. As Ernest once said, “One battle doesn’t make a campaign but critics treat one book, good or bad, like a whole goddamn war.”
A.E. Hotchner, Papa Hemingway