Jimmy Breslin (1928-2017)

Pian piano ce ne andiamo tutti. Si dice che i migliori se ne vadano per primi. Jimmy ci ha messo un po’, ma era di gran lunga uno dei migliori

Money quote: “Poetic and profane, softhearted and unforgiving, Mr. Breslin inspired every emotion but indifference; letters from outraged readers gladdened his heart. He often went after his own, from Irish-Americans with “shopping-center faces” who had forgotten their hardscrabble roots to the Roman Catholic Church, whose sex scandals prompted him to write an angry book called “The Church That Forgot Christ,” published in 2004. It ends with a cheeky vow to start a new church that would demand more low-income housing and better posture.”

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