Jimmy Breslin, New York Journalism Icon, Dead at 88

Jimmy Breslin, the New York City newspaper columnist and best-selling author who leveled the powerful and elevated the powerless for more than 50 years with brick-hard words and a jagged-glass wit, died on Sunday at his home in Manhattan. He was 88 and, until very recently, was still pushing somebody’s buttons with two-finger jabs at his keyboard.

----New York Times

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/03/19/business/media/jimmy-breslin-...

Jimmy Breslin

Born: October 17, 1930, Jamaica, New York City, NY Died: March 19, 2017

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Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on March 20, 2017 at 4:40am

Great writer, even better man. 

Comment by Ron Powell on March 20, 2017 at 4:59am

Agreed!

Comment by Boanerges on March 20, 2017 at 6:13am

One of the best baseball books I ever read (not that I read all that much about baseball) was "Can't Anybody Here Play This Game", while "The Gang that Couldn't Shoot Straight" performed much the same kind of evisceration on the Mob.

Well, hell ... he had a good, long run -- and he'd be the first to say so.

Comment by Ron Powell on March 20, 2017 at 6:27am

@Boanerges; "A great run"  is an excellent encapsulation of his life and career.

Thanks for stopping by and contributing. 

Comment by JMac1949 Today on March 20, 2017 at 6:50am

R&L

Comment by marilyn sands on March 21, 2017 at 11:37am

Always loved him & his writing - refreshingly candid & full of humanity.  R&L

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