Monday, November 18, 2013

Jimmy Breslin

The legendary New York journalist and novelist Jimmy Breslin, 83, was interviewed at the bar at Sardi's restaurant in New York City by the Daily News the night he was to be inducted into the Deadline Club's Hall of Fame. He had just ordered a Diet Coke, hardly the sort of beverage for which he had a famous fondness.
Q: How are you doing, Jimmy?

A: I wish this was whiskey. Whiskey cured everything. Those days are gone. And I don’t wanna be here. I have work to do. I’m not worth any fucking award, I can tell you that much. I wanna be home working on my book.

Q: What’s it about?

A: Who knows? It’s about New York. So what else is doing?

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