The World According to Breslin by Jimmy Breslin

By Jimmy Breslin

A number of vintage columns from considered one of New York’s such a lot celebrated journalists


Although his occupation spans many years, the seven years that Jimmy Breslin spent on the New York Daily News sparked a few of his most interesting paintings. whilst manhattan urban tumbled into monetary and social chaos on the finish of the Seventies, Breslin used to be there. In his short, insightful columns, he checked out the town no longer from the pinnacle down yet from the ground up. Eschewing the view of politicians, socialites, and captains of undefined, Breslin’s heroes are males like Jim Moran, the cop who drove John Lennon to the emergency room after he used to be shot, or Barney Baker, an ex-boxer who served as bodyguard to mobster Meyer Lansky. those are ordinary those who see mammoth issues, and Breslin is their herald.

 

This booklet gains an illustrated biography of Jimmy Breslin together with infrequent pictures and never-before-seen records from the author’s own collection.

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Kranepool and the ones like him are going to make the Mets a plausible baseball team before they are through. But someday, when we’re up there fighting for the pennant, let’s all think of Marvelous Marvin Throneberry, the man who started it all. Think of him? How could you forget him? Yesterday, he was supposed to go into Casey Stengel’s office before the game to hear the bad news. People go in and out of Casey’s office casually before a game. It’s easy. Just open the door and walk in. Marvelous Marv even had trouble here.

IF YOU NEED HIM HE CAN BE LOCATED AT MARTY ERLICHMANN’S MIDTOWN CUSTOM-BUILT CADILLAC AGENCY, BROADWAY AND SIXTYFIRST STREET. BRESLIN SAW WHITNEY EARLY TODAY AND RAN OUT OF HERE TO BUY A NEW CAR. George Robinson Copy Boy JIMMY BRESLIN NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE SORRY TO HAVE BOTHERED YOU. THE TWO BONUS CHECKS WERE STAPLED TOGETHER AND I ONLY SAW THE SMALLER ONE FOR A THOUSAND BUCKS. THE OTHER ONE WAS STUCK BEHIND IT. HOW STUPID OF ME TO GET EXCITED. CHEERS Buchwald 3 In Which Some of His Friends Are Mentioned BRESLIN GREW UP WITH the same varied lot of kids that many New York neighborhoods can show.

How nice. ” She knew the number, she knows everything. She knew my take-home pay by the end of the first week she was on the block. “Fifth,” my wife said. “How wonderful,” she said. ” “Oh, yes,” my wife said sweetly. ” The woman got mad and walked away. Which was great. And I was going to say something to her that she could tell her husband for me, but I didn’t have the time. I had to stay on Walter, from the Dazzle Sign Painting Company, who was on my lawn and acting like a coward. “Put it up, Walter,” I told him.

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