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“These books are so delicious they impart a kind of contact high; they make you feel as if you've just had the first sip of the planet's coldest, driest martini...A reminder of how good all of Amis's writing was about being what he called a "drink-man": smart, no-nonsense and, above all else, charming...you finish this book believing that [alcohol] added more to his life than it took away. [Everyday Drinking] deserves to be rediscovered.” ―Dwight Garner, New York Times
“There has never been a more charming, erudite, eager, generous and devoted lover of drink--to judge by his writing--than Kingsley Amis.” ―The New York Times Book Review
“With spirits, as with movies, there exists a breed of critic who both illuminates and entertains and, consequently, is worth reading. Kingsley Amis falls into that category -- a great comic wit, Amis' writings (both fiction and non) about alcohol are among the very best.” ―Washington Times
“Back in print at last, Bloomsbury having gathered into one delightful volume under the title "Everyday Drinking" that's now hitting bookstore shelves. It is essential reading for any literate bibber.” ―Wall Street Journal
“It's refreshing to see an artifact from a more hedonistic era….Amis' quips and gripes about noisy pubs, vodka drinkers, wine snobs, teetotalers, and hangovers grow more delicious with age.” ―Booklist
“Among Amis's literary output the journalism on drinking, recently collected and published with an introduction by (who else?) Christopher Hitchens, is in no way the least achievement because it is a reminder and a record of a culture that is incrementally slipping away….Like a bottle of Laphroaig, this book is full of good things, many of them familiar though others are more intriguing.” ―New Humanist
“Studded with hilarious observations and much good advice. ” ―Kyle Smith
Anything by Kingsley Amis is entertaining and worth reading. This is pretty repetitive, a carelessly selected assortment of periodical pieces. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Semon Strobos
The intro left me with high expectations and the book did not meet them. May as well be written by a drunk Winston Churchill that never ran a country.Published 7 months ago by C. Jackson
Truly enjoyed this book, but a large portion of his writing is about drinks or experiences that would be hard to relate to in america. But still a fantastic read.Published 14 months ago by Jacob M
Most of the people drink. Amis did too. But he did with great energy. This book is , for sure, one of the best in cobining the qualities of a connoisseur with a magnificent talent... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Juan