When he was little (birth to age 6) his mother dressed him as a girl, and raised him as the twin to his older sister.
He never went to college, instead he took a job as a journalist for the The Kansas City Star.
He wrote many short stories and articles, and his style had an impact on 20th century writing.
He was married four times: Elizabeth Hadley Richardson (1921-1927), Pauline Pfeiffer (1927-1940), Martha Gellhorn (1940-1945), and Mary Welsh Hemingway (1946-1961).
He committed suicide on July 2, 1961. Prior to this, he was a very heavy drinker, and was also diagnosed with hemochromatosis. This disease stops your body from metabolizing iron, which leads to mental and physical deterioration.