Looking for Alaska

23 April 2017 | 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 C

Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea

04 December 2018 | By Chelsea Handler | Filed in: drinking.

When Chelsea Handler needs to get a few things off her chest, she appeals to a higher power vodka You would too if you found out that your boyfriend was having an affair with a Peekapoo or if you had to pretend to be honeymooning with your father in order to upgrade to first class Welcome to Che

The Rum Diary

20 September 2019 | By Hunter S. Thompson | Filed in: drinking.

Begun in 1959 by a twenty two year old Hunter S Thompson, The Rum Diary is a tangled love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s The narrator, freelance journalist Paul Kemp, irresistibly drawn to a sexy,

Drinking: A Love Story

10 June 2019 | 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 n nCaroline Knapp describes how the distorted world of her well to do parents pushed her toward anorexia and alcoholism Fitt

A History of the World in 6 Glasses

09 September 2018 | 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 W

Wishful Drinking

23 December 2019 | 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 demandin

Dry

14 October 2018 | 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 wh

My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands

09 August 2019 | 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 t

The Ginger Man

24 March 2019 | 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 nov

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

21 May 2019 | By Tucker Max | Filed in: drinking.

n The Book That Inspired The Movie n 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 gener

The Trip to Echo Spring

10 November 2019 | By Olivia Laing | Filed in: drinking.

Why is it that some of the greatest works of literature have been produced by writers in the grip of alcoholism, an addiction that cost them personal happiness and caused harm to those who loved them In The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing examines the link between creativity and alcohol through t

Please Ignore Vera Dietz

27 January 2019 | By A.S. King | Filed in: drinking.

Vera s spent her whole life secretly in love with her best friend, Charlie Kahn And over the years she s 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 anyone the kids at school, his fami

The Sober Diaries: How one woman stopped drinking and started living

05 May 2019 | By Clare Pooley | Filed in: drinking.

Like many women, Clare Pooley found the juggle of a stressful career and family life a struggle so she left her successful role as a Managing Partner in one of the world s biggest advertising agencies to look after her family She knew the change wouldn t be easy but she never expected to find herse

A Short History of Drunkenness

20 September 2019 | 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

14 December 2018 | By Madeline Puckette | Filed in: drinking.

ISBN 9789896379575 n nVibrante, complexo e sofisticado, o vinho uma bebida sem igual Pode ser divertido, mas tamb m uma viagem de sabores, mem rias e viv ncias Navegar no mundo dos vinhos uma experi ncia assustadora para principiantes, por isso, Doidos por Vinho o guia perfeito para os novos