What are the best books by Jimmy Breslin?

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    #1Branch Rickey

    Branch Rickey
    Branch Rickey is a biography written by Pulitzer-winning author Jimmy Breslin. It was released in 2011 and is about Branch Rickey, the man who hired the first African-American player to the major leagues and brought down racism.
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    Timothy Myers
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Branch Rickey is a very well known book by author Jimmy Breslin. The book so good it was even adopted in the hit movie 42. It tells the tale of Jackie Robinson and all he had to overcome in his life to fight to play the game he loved baseball. "
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    #2Damon Runyon

    Damon Runyon

    Damon Runyon: A Life is a biography written by Pulitzer-winning author Jimmy Breslin. It was released in September 1991. It is about Damon Runyon, an iconic reporter who wrote during the early years of print media.

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    Albert Baker
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "A colorful look At the life of Damon Runyon.Great read for all the news junkies you know!"
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    #3I Don't Want to Go to Jail

    I Don't Want to Go to Jail

    I Don't Want to Go to Jail is a funny adventure novel for young adults written by renowned urban fiction writer Jimmy Breslin. It was released in July 2002. It is about a gangster who chose to feign insanity to avoid the law.

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    Robert Stone
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "A funny comedy that is something every adult needs to read."
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    #4Table Money

    Table Money

    Table Money is a dramatic, heart-breaking, and realistic novel written by Pulitzer-winning author Jimmy Breslin. It was published in 1986. It is about a Vietnam War veteran struggling to live life with PTSD.

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    Douglas Ramirez
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I read this during my entry 100 level college course for literature but I really didn't find it too enjoyable. It's a hard read to get into and can be a bit of a trip at times. "
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    #5The Good Rat

    The Good Rat

    The Good Rat: A True Story is a historical novel written by Pulitzer-winning author Jimmy Breslin. It was released in February 2008. It became a New York Times bestseller and is about the lives of American mobsters.

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    Scott Gardner
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Leave it to the Mafia to create the best nicknames in all of crime. Breslin takes the underworld of Gotti and Genovese and puts an interrogator's spotlight on it through an engaging moderator and guide. A number of both famous and forgotten stories that flesh out the image of the mob."
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    #6The Church That Forgot Christ

    The Church That Forgot Christ

    The Church That Forgot Christ is a book written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jimmy Breslin. It was written in July 2004. It is a book that criticises the Roman Catholic church for the controversies it got into in the 2000s.

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    Barbara Ellis
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "As a former catholic this book echos some of my own feelings toward the church. I thoroughly enjoyed his viewpoint of still believing but questioning the church. "
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    #7The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez

    The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez
    The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez is an iconic piece written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jimmy Breslin. It was originally released in March 2002. it is about the life and death of an undocumented Mexican worker.


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    Rose Burke
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This book made me absolutely furious and sad at the same time. It's the story of the life and extremely sad and untimely death of an illegal immigrant, who drowned in concrete at a Brooklyn building site. It makes you really feel for undocumented workers and the way the more privileged take advantage of them and make them suffer. A must read."
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    #8I Want to Thank My Brain for Remembering Me

    I Want to Thank My Brain for Remembering Me
    I Want to Thank My Brain for Remembering Me: A Memoir is a memoir written by Pulitzer-winning author Jimmy Breslin. It was originally released in September 1997, two years after the author underwent a risky surgical procedure to cure an aneurysm.
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    Ryan Contreras
    Written on May 13, 2018
    " Took me straight to the solution. Multiple purchasing options. "
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    #9Son of Sam

    Son of Sam

    Son of Sam is a historical fiction written by Jimmy Breslin and Dick Schaap. It was originally published in 1978. It is a dramatized retelling of the after-effects of David Berkowitz' killing spree in New York from 1976 to 1977.

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    Christian Harris
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "While Breslin had written tons of books in his lifetime it's hard to argue that any of them were better than Son of Sam (also known as .44). These grizzly murders done by David Berkowitz were tackled by Breslin in the form of a novel. It's kind of a tough read but again it's the one Breslin is most known for."
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    #10Forsaking All Others

    Forsaking All Others
    Forsaking All Others is a suspense mobster novel written by Pulitzer-winning author Jimmy Breslin. It was released in February 2012. It is about a Puerto Rican gangster who vows to get rich or die trying.
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    Vincent Henry
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Brescia is very vibrant and descriptive in this novel. I really enjoyed the story also."

Summary

Best What are the best books by Jimmy Breslin
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Branch RickeyBooks 28 Paid
2Damon RunyonBooks 25 Paid
3I Don't Want to Go to JailBooks 23 Paid
4Table MoneyBooks 21 Paid
5The Good RatBooks 20 Paid
6The Church That Forgot ChristBooks 18 Paid
7The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo GutierrezBooks 16 Paid
8I Want to Thank My Brain for Remembering MeBooks 15 Paid
9Son of SamBooks 12 Paid
10Forsaking All OthersBooks 11 Paid
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