Jack Newfield has covered it all he has documented he unfolding drama of the 1960s followed the boxing careers of Ali and Tyson taken on city hall and kept his integrity intact in the rough world of tabloid politics Somebody s Gotta Tell It is the clear eyed memoir of a journalist whose love for his country, and passion for his profession, has never wavered....
|Title||:||Somebody's Gotta Tell It: The Upbeat Memoir of a Working-Class Journalist|
|Publisher||:||St Martin s Press 1st edition April 20, 2002|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
|File Size||:||887 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Somebody's Gotta Tell It: The Upbeat Memoir of a Working-Class Journalist Reviews
A true glimpse into the day to day grind of an old newspaper man is captured in Somebody's Gotta Tell It: The Upbeat Memoir of a Working-Class Journalist by Jack Newfield. This New Yorker holds no punches as he shares his life's story. His worrier single mother made sure that Newfield had lots of opportunity as she supported their family. A self described `latch key' kid, Newfield was enamored by the writings he found in his daily news.
This is a very evocative and entertaining autobiography that vividly recreats newfield's childhood and coming of age as a working class radical journalist and student activist in the 60s. Newfield seemed to know everyone who was anyone in the 60s and was was closely involved in the creation of SDS. Newfield also provides us great stories about the four things he loves most and writes about best: baseball, boxing, jazz and -- of course -- New York CIty. A lovely book, full of Runyonesque character.