Looking for Alaska

29 March 2020 | By John Green | Filed in: drinking.

Before Miles Pudge Halter is done with his safe life at home His whole life has been one big non event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the Great Perhaps even Francois Rabelais, poet He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything but boring world of

The Rum Diary

29 March 2020 | By Hunter S. Thompson | Filed in: drinking.

Alternate Cover Edition can be found here Made into a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp, The Rum Diarya national bestseller and New York Times Notable Bookis Hunter S Thompsons brilliant love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent lust in the Caribbean.Begun in 1959 by a

Drinking: A Love Story

29 March 2020 | By Caroline Knapp | Filed in: drinking.

The roots of alcoholism in the life of a brilliant daughter of an upper class family are explored in this stylistic, literary memoir of drinking by a Massachusetts journalist Caroline Knapp describes how the distorted world of her well to do parents pushed her toward anorexia and alcoholism.

A History of the World in 6 Glasses

29 March 2020 | By Tom Standage | Filed in: drinking.

Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much than just quench thirst As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period A History of the

Wishful Drinking

29 March 2020 | By Carrie Fisher | Filed in: drinking.

In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old But it isn t all sweetness and light sabres Alas, aside from a

Dry

29 March 2020 | By Augusten Burroughs | Filed in: drinking.

You may not know it, but you ve met Augusten Burroughs You ve seen him on the street, in bars, on the subway, at restaurants a twenty something guy, nice suit, works in advertising Regular Ordinary But when the ordinary person had two drinks, Augusten was circling the drain by having twelve

My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands

29 March 2020 | By Chelsea Handler | Filed in: drinking.

You ve either done it or know someone who has the one night stand, the familiar outcome of a night spent at a bar, sometimes the sole payoff for your friend s irritating wedding, or the only relief from a disastrous vacation Often embarrassing and uncomfortable, occasionally outlandish, but most

The Ginger Man

29 March 2020 | By J.P. Donleavy | Filed in: drinking.

First published in Paris in 1955 and originally banned in America, J P Donleavy s first novel is now recognized the world over as a masterpiece and a modern classic of the highest order Set in Ireland just after World War II, The Ginger Man is J P Donleavy s wildly funny, picaresque classic

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (Tucker Max, #1)

29 March 2020 | By Tucker Max | Filed in: drinking.

The Book That Inspired The Movie My name is Tucker Max, and I am an asshole I get excessively drunk at inappropriate times, disregard social norms, indulge every whim, ignore the consequences of my actions, mock idiots and posers, sleep with women than is safe or reasonable, and just

Please Ignore Vera Dietz

29 March 2020 | By A.S. King | Filed in: drinking.

Veras spent her whole life secretly in love with her best friend, Charlie Kahn And over the years shes kept a lot of his secrets Even after he betrayed her Even after he ruined everything So when Charlie dies in dark circumstances, Vera knows a lot than anyonethe kids at school, his family,

Everyday Drinking

29 March 2020 | By Kingsley Amis | Filed in: drinking.

A celebratory volume of writings by the late author of Lucky Jim includes favorite pieces on such topics as hangovers, food and drink combinations, and presumably how to avoid getting drunk, in a collection complemented by cocktail recipes.

The Sun Also Rises

29 March 2020 | By Ernest Hemingway | Filed in: drinking.

The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway s masterpieces, and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway s

A Short History of Drunkenness

29 March 2020 | By Mark Forsyth | Filed in: drinking.

Almost every culture on earth has drink, and where there s drink there s drunkenness But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different It can be religious, it can be sexual, it can be the duty of kings or the relief of peasants It can be an offering to the ancestors, or a

Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine

29 March 2020 | By Madeline Puckette | Filed in: drinking.

An essential, hip guide to wine for the new generation of wine drinkers, from the creators of the award wining site WineFolly.com Red or white Cabernet or merlot Light or bold What to pair with food Drinking great wine isnt hard, but finding great wine does require a deeper understanding of the