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The Modern Drunkard Paperback – October 25, 2005
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Rich's self-written publicity flyer describes "The Modern Drunkard Handbook" in contrast: "This is no hoary collection of cocktail recipes or drinking quotes--it is a full-bore, no-holds-barred guide for drinking in the 21st Century." Rich is taking a woozy ham-fisted swipe at the equally good "The Muse in the Bottle: Great Writers on the Joy of Drinking" by Charles A. Coulombe. The books are entirely different, and equally welcome on the same shelf of unapologetic sauce hounds. For where Coulombe invokes memories of drinking in bygone eras where hunting and chivalry were in flower, covering Waugh, Twain, Irving, Belloc and Chesterton in the same collection with Beowulf, Rich invokes memories of drinking in bygone eras in which Stewardesses were deflowered covering Martin, Sinatra, and Gleason.Read more ›
It's more than simply a compilation, however. The material has been grouped and ordered in such a way that once you've swallowed the lot in one long session (which you undoubtably will!) the purpose of your life will be far clearer; to spend it gloriously pie-eyed.
Frank Kelly Rich writes beautifully and with utter conviction in his cause. Mucus-snortingly hilarious it might be, but it's also a serious manifesto that the author preaches with unswerving dedication and bar thumping passion.
First, you owe it to yourself to buy this book. Second, you owe it to your friends to get them one for Christmas, or any time for that matter. Third, and most importantly, you owe it to any miserable prohibitionist kill-joy you might know. The Modern Drunkard is good enough to convince even them to join the good fight.
Rise up, boozehead!
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As with anything involving too much booze, this book has much hilarity and some (but thankfully not many) low spots. Mr. Rich has an ear for writing comedy, that's for sure. Read morePublished 1 month ago by mistercoughy
Hack trash by a wannabe Raymond Chandler. Save your money and buy anything else!Published 13 months ago by J. Alfred Prufrock
A push back is way overdue. Behind every tree there seems to be a Puritan.Published 17 months ago by John Hall
Fellow drunkard here, two thumbs up!!!!! It was gonzo, it was madness and I drank lots of bourbon while I read it!!!Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
This author clearly has put in his time at both sides of the bar. Very funny and entertaining throughout. Read morePublished 24 months ago by tomes275
Whether you are new to being a drunkard, or a practicing professional, this book will keep you inspired. Sharp, witty text. Great images and pictures. Read morePublished on December 30, 2013 by Thomas