9781594481420

The Modern Drunkard

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  • ISBN13:

    9781594481420

  • ISBN10:

    1594481423

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-10-25
  • Publisher: Riverhead Trade
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Summary

Attempting to deconstruct America's joyless obsession with sobriety, The Modern Drunkard offers today's befuddled drinkers a comprehensive and instructive manual on how to drink-and how to do it well. Through articles, anecdotes, cartoons, and illustrations, Frank Kelly Rich campaigns to revive the lost art of tippling and taps a deep vein of boozy lore and legend through the ages, uncovering etiquette and expertise from some of history's greatest guzzlers.

Author Biography

Frank Kelly Rich is the founder and editor of Modern Drunkard Magazine, the voice of the recreational drinker. Mr. Rich has spent the greater part of his life absorbing lessons and libations alike in bars the world over. He is also the author of four booze-noir action-adventure novels (Jack Strait, Bogeyman series, Gold Eagle Books) and the writer and director of the booze noir film Nixing the Twist.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Real Drunks Don't Drink Zima
1(30)
The 86 Rules of Boozing
3(8)
40 Things Every Drunkard Should Do
11(9)
Etiquette for Inebriates
20(8)
25 Signs You Might Be a Drunkard
28(3)
The Lush Lexicon
31(12)
Buzzwords for Boozeheads
32(8)
Bar Signs
40(3)
The Temples of Bacchus
43(28)
Know Your Bartender
44(8)
Best Bar Moves
52(12)
Above and Beyond Last Call
64(7)
Party Politics
71(26)
The Mother of All Wingdings
72(19)
Cocktail Party Myths Debunked
91(3)
Party-Crashing Strategies
94(3)
The Power of Positive Drinking
97(24)
The Zen of Drinking Alone
99(8)
The Lost Weekend
107(14)
Dealing with the Drys
121(38)
How to Ace an Intervention
123(8)
Drunkard Survival Guide
131(8)
Juicing on the Job
139(16)
Verbal Judo for Juicers
155(4)
The History of Alcohol
159
Great Moments in the History of Hooch
161(12)
When Drunkards Ruled the Earth
173(6)
365 Excuses to Get Loaded
179

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