James Joyce drank. So did Raymond Chandler, John Cheever, Dylan Thomas, and Dorothy Parker. Legend says Ernest Hemingway loved his Mojitos, and Jack Kerouac dug the Margarita. Edgar Allan Poe heard cognac and brandy eggnogs rapping, rapping at his chamber door long before he wrote his famous poem. Despite writing The Rum Diary, Hunter S. Thompson preferred Mojitos, beer and Chartreuse. The poet Charles Bukowski was a guy who loved his boilermakers, as any self-respecting Barfly would or should.
Why do so many famous writers drink? I have no idea. This book is not about famous writers and their drinking habits; it is about an unfamous writer and his drinking habits.
Back in the 1970s and 1980s, while my friends were drinking cheap canned beer, I was enjoying whiskey sours and old fashioned cocktails. That love of the classic cocktail has never gone away.
Getting Shitfaced & Living to Write About It is a collection of what I’ve learned about alcohol as a home bartender over the years. It has recipes for the classics I love to serve as well as original cocktails I’ve created or modified. And there is a generous helping of booze and cocktail trivia.
Originally written in the summer of 2019 as a gag gift for friends, Getting Shitfaced & Living To Write About It was well-received and will now be available in a print on demand and eBook edition.
Status: Available NOW in Paperback and eBook format. This book will soon be available from Amazon, Kobo, and Apple Books.