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Hemingway & Bailey's Bartending Guide to Great American Writers

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Publisher Comments:

Everyone has a favorite drink. Everyone has a favorite author. Hemingway & Bailey's Bartending Guide to Great American Writers mixes the two together in a spirited and altogether original guide to cocktails and the literary life. From Hemingway's Mojito to O'Neill's Gibson, from Kerouac's Margarita to Bukowski's Boilermaker, here is the perfect blend of classic cocktail recipes, literary history, and entertaining stories of the famous and the infamous among American literati.

When Robert Benchley was asked if he knew that drinking was a slow death, Benchley took a sip of his cocktail and replied, "So who's in a hurry?" Hunter S. Thompson took Muhammad Ali's health tip to eat grapefruit every day; he just added vodka to the mix. Invited to a "come as you are" party, Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, arrived in their pajamas ready for their cocktail of choice: a Gin Rickey.

Each beautifully illustrated entry includes a literary excerpt from the writer's work alongside a drink recipe, a biographical sketch, and a telling anecdote about life off the wagon. In short, Hemingway & Bailey's delivers straight-up fun.

Review:

"Hemingway and Bailey's Bartending Guide to Great American Writers is a bracing cocktail of wit, anecdote, and practical knowledge. All your favorite literary drinkers are here along with their favorite drinks. I'm keeping one copy by the bed and one by the bar. Read responsibly — no more than three or at most four pages a night." Jay McInerney

Review:

"I like everything about this book, except that I'm not in it." Norman Mailer

Review:

"Who better to illustrate a belly-up-to-the-bar guide to American writers than Papa Hemingway's grandson? Edward Hemingway's charming caricatures of cocktail-loving writers — from his own grandpapa to Dorothy Parker to Hunter S. Thompson — add the fizz to Hemingway & Bailey's Bartending Guide to Great American Writers. Writer Mark Bailey spices things up with literary drinking anecdotes that recall the glass-clinking glory days of Parisian cafes and Algonquin Round Tables." USA Today

Review:

"A wittily illustrated rogue’s gallery of literary lushes, with cocktail recipes to let you drink in their footsteps." Men's Journal

Synopsis:

In this entertaining homage to the golden age of the cocktail, illustrator Edward Hemingway and writer Mark Bailey present the best (and thirstiest) American writers, their favorite cocktails, true stories of their saucy escapades, and intoxicating excerpts from their literary works. Its the perfect blend of classic cocktail recipes, literary history, and tales of the good old days of extravagant Martini lunches and delicious excess.

When Algonquin Round Table legend Robert Benchley was asked if he knew that drinking was a slow death, Benchley took a sip of his cocktail and replied, “So whos in a hurry?” Hunter S. Thompson took Muhammad Alis health tip to eat grapefruit every day; he just added liquor to the mix. Invited to a “come as you are” party, F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, arrived in their pajamas ready for their cocktail of choice: a Gin Rickey.

Forty-three classic American writers, forty-three authentic cocktail recipes, forty-three telling anecdotes about the high life, and forty-three samples of the best writing in literature -Hemingway & Baileys Bartending Guide to Great American Writers delivers straight-up fun.

Synopsis:

Forty-three classic American writers. Forty-three classic cocktails. And a round of spirited stories of barroom bets, glamorous parties, late-night carousing, and outrageous pranks. What do William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, Eugene ONeill, and John Steinbeck have in common? Theyre all writers. Theyre all Americans. They all won the Nobel Prize in Literature. And they all enjoyed a good, stiff drink.

About the Author

Mark Bailey, an Emmy-nominated writer, has worked on a variety of books, film, and television projects. His films have been broadcast on HBO, Lifetime, Court TV and the Learning Channel.He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.Edward Hemingway is an illustrator and artist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, GQ, Gourmet magazine, Nickelodeon Magazine, and the Abercrombie & Fitch Quarterly. His art has been shown in New York City and Los Angeles and has been featured in The American Illustration Book Annual. Although no stranger to the Mojito, he regrets never having raised a glass with his grandfather.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565124820
Author:
Edward Hemingway and Mark Bailey
Publisher:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Illustrator:
Hemingway, Edward
Author:
Hemingway, Edward
Author:
Bailey, Mark
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Cocktails
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Beverages - Bartending
Subject:
COOKING / Beverages / Wine and Spirits
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
COOKING / Beverages/Wine & Spirits
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
100
Dimensions:
7.05x5.93x.53 in. .63 lbs.

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Product details 100 pages Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - English 9781565124820 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Hemingway and Bailey's Bartending Guide to Great American Writers is a bracing cocktail of wit, anecdote, and practical knowledge. All your favorite literary drinkers are here along with their favorite drinks. I'm keeping one copy by the bed and one by the bar. Read responsibly — no more than three or at most four pages a night."
"Review" by , "I like everything about this book, except that I'm not in it."
"Review" by , "Who better to illustrate a belly-up-to-the-bar guide to American writers than Papa Hemingway's grandson? Edward Hemingway's charming caricatures of cocktail-loving writers — from his own grandpapa to Dorothy Parker to Hunter S. Thompson — add the fizz to Hemingway & Bailey's Bartending Guide to Great American Writers. Writer Mark Bailey spices things up with literary drinking anecdotes that recall the glass-clinking glory days of Parisian cafes and Algonquin Round Tables."
"Review" by , "A wittily illustrated rogue’s gallery of literary lushes, with cocktail recipes to let you drink in their footsteps."
"Synopsis" by ,
In this entertaining homage to the golden age of the cocktail, illustrator Edward Hemingway and writer Mark Bailey present the best (and thirstiest) American writers, their favorite cocktails, true stories of their saucy escapades, and intoxicating excerpts from their literary works. Its the perfect blend of classic cocktail recipes, literary history, and tales of the good old days of extravagant Martini lunches and delicious excess.

When Algonquin Round Table legend Robert Benchley was asked if he knew that drinking was a slow death, Benchley took a sip of his cocktail and replied, “So whos in a hurry?” Hunter S. Thompson took Muhammad Alis health tip to eat grapefruit every day; he just added liquor to the mix. Invited to a “come as you are” party, F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, arrived in their pajamas ready for their cocktail of choice: a Gin Rickey.

Forty-three classic American writers, forty-three authentic cocktail recipes, forty-three telling anecdotes about the high life, and forty-three samples of the best writing in literature -Hemingway & Baileys Bartending Guide to Great American Writers delivers straight-up fun.

"Synopsis" by ,
Forty-three classic American writers. Forty-three classic cocktails. And a round of spirited stories of barroom bets, glamorous parties, late-night carousing, and outrageous pranks. What do William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, Eugene ONeill, and John Steinbeck have in common? Theyre all writers. Theyre all Americans. They all won the Nobel Prize in Literature. And they all enjoyed a good, stiff drink.
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