When the news arrived that New York writer Jimmy Breslin had died of pneumonia Sunday morning at 88, I realized I had a story to tell about him.
He had helped start me in the newspaper business 20 years ago. I was a Columbia student. He was decades into a successful career as an author and columnist. Our only connection was the fact I’d found his phone number.
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