A.E. HOTCHNER is a life-long writer and the author of seventeen books, among them O.J. in the Morning, G & T at Night and Papa Hemingway, a critically acclaimed 1966 memoir of his thirteen-year friendship with Ernest Hemingway. Hotchner's memoir, King of the Hill, was adapted into a film by Steven Soderbergh. In addition to his writing career, Hotchner is co-founder, along with Paul Newman, of Newman's Own foods. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and his indispensable parrot, Ernie.
In this piercingly intimate new volume, A. E. Hotchner plumbs the depths of Hemingway's most poignant realizations and regrets - not just whom he loved and ultimately lost, but the very nature of his heart. A tender and devastating portrait...and one I will personally treasure. - Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife The first complete understanding of the writer as a man...an important book. Library Journal (starred review) A portrait of triumphant highs, melancholic lows, and the pervading tone of the subject's generation a human being's love lost. Publishers Weekly Hotchner tells an engaging and harrowing story...offers us something of a 'behind the scenes' glimpse at how Hemingway was processing his past, and dealing with the lingering trauma of regret, physical pain, and his deteriorating creative ability....The final years of Hemingway's life have never been told with such eloquence and compassion. PopMatters Hotchner takes his reader into the beautiful Gritti Palace Hotel in Venice...paints Paris in the 1920s replete with Gertrude Stein, Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, Archibald MacLeish, Ezra Poun, James Joyce, and others. ... Hemingway in Love is a lovely little amuse-gueule. The Lincoln Star Journal A. E. Hotchner's Hemingway in Love is a poignant postscript to A Moveable Feast...a book of elegiac charm. BookPage A. E. Hotchner is a natural storyteller, and it has been our good fortune that among his friends and acquaintances are bullfighters, glamorous women, talented actors, painters, poets, and interesting poseurs - people who attract and enlighten readers. Hemingway in Love is the crowning achievement in Hotchner's lifetime study of Hemingway, and I admire it immensely. Gay Talese