A Portrait of Hemingway as a Young Man, Jerome Tuccille's New Biography, is a Welcome Addition to the Hemingway Legend

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Tuccille, the best-selling, award-winning biographer of Donald Trump, Alan Greenspan, the Gallo wine family, and others, turns his sights on Hemingway in his new book.

Like other writers of my generation, and the generation that came before me

Tuccille, the best-selling, award-winning biographer of Donald Trump, Alan Greenspan, the Gallo wine family, and others, turns his sights on Hemingway in his new book.

The timing couldn’t be better for a new book about Hemingway, with two movies in the works covering his later years, and a novel due out next year told from his first wife’s point of view. A Portrait of Hemingway as a Young Man is a partly satirical, partly serious homage to the men and women whom many regard as perhaps the greatest literary generation in modern times. Hemingway and his first wife Hadley lived in Paris from 1922 to 1930. There they met and associated with other expatriate writers, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, John Dos Passos, Ford Madox Ford, and other writers of that caliber. Hemingway eventually emerged as the most famous among all of them, a literary rock star who would go on to win the Nobel Prize for literature.

“Like other writers of my generation, and the generation that came before me,” says the author, “I grew up in the shadows of Ernest Hemingway and the other great writers of the early twentieth century. I have written this book with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek, but also with great respect and admiration for Hemingway and other truly fine writers of perhaps the most glamorous era in twentieth-century literature. I have wanted to write this book for some time for therapeutic as well as literary reasons. And now it is done. God bless writers all over the world. And God bless writers who bend themselves to their craft because to spend their lives doing anything else is nothing less than the height of folly and self-destruction.”

Jerome Tuccille is the author of more than 25 books, including best-selling, highly acclaimed biographies of Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch, Alan Greenspan, and the Hunts of Texas, as well as several novels. Tuccille’s last biography was the award-winning Gallo Be Thy Name, a history of the Gallo wine clan and its roots in organized crime. The author is vice president/communications at T. Rowe Price, a major financial services firm. He previously taught at the New School for Social Research in New York City and is a former third-party candidate for Governor of New York. He is a member of Authors Guild and American Society of Journalists and Authors.

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