Women’s Wear Daily
04.25.2014
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Memo Pad: Seeking the Truth... Hugo Plays Hoops...

GQ deputy editor Michael Hainey bravely writes an investigative memoir about the death of his father.

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SEEKING THE TRUTH: On a spring night in April 1970, a 35-year-old newspaperman who worked the night shift walked out of his office in Chicago and dropped dead on a dark street. Some hours later, two cops found his body and his family was told that the cause of death was a heart attack. This is a true account of what happened to the father of GQ deputy editor Michael Hainey, who lost his dad at the age of six. Years later, Hainey felt there were several holes in the story and, now, he’s writing a book about what he’s uncovered, in the form of an investigative memoir. “It took me decades to work up the courage to search out the truth,” Hainey told WWD. “I’ve spent the past five years reporting the truth of his last night. I never would have guessed where it was going to take me.” He also said the memoir will cover what it was like to grow up without a father in Seventies America. Hainey said he’s in the final stages of finishing the manuscript. — Amy Wicks

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