Work is the curse of the drinking class
Oscar Wilde


Emmett Grogan

By the time Emmett Grogan was 21, he had been halfway around the world, had dealings with the Mafia, the IRA, been in prison, been addicted to heroin (which eventually killed him) and many other things. His autobiography is a rollicking tale, every chapter is enjoyable, and there is a kind of voyeurism in watching this anti-hero traverse situations that we probably wouldn't be comfortable in ourselves.