Synopses & Reviews
Will Rogers once said he never met a man he didn't like. I feel the same about beer.
George Wendt and beer have shared a lot over the years: good times, great stories, useless trivia, and a successful show business career. In Drinking with George, Wendt invites readers to crack open a cold one and pull up a seat at the bar as he celebrates the indelible, intoxicating beverage.
Through personal stories and fascinating facts, Wendt delivers an ode to beer and all its irresistible peculiarities. In between spinning hilarious and frank tales of his own imbibing adventures -- from taking a first sip of his grandfather's Bud as a child in Chicago to a beer-fueled impromptu performance with Woody Harrelson and the U.S. Women's Synchronized Swimming Team -- he leaves no stone unturned in his quest to reveal and relish every detail about his favorite beverage.
What's the real difference between lager, stout, and ale? How do you convert your lady into a beer-lover? How many different ways are there to say drunk? What do you do when your beer is warm and you want to drink it now? Wendt answers all of these questions and more as he explores the vast cultural history of brews and tackles basic bar theory.
The next best thing to a barstool and a pint, Drinking with George is all the fun -- without the hangover.
"Actor Wendt is recognized world-wide for his role as Cheers barfly Norm Peterson. In this memoir, Wendt finds plenty of common ground with his televised alter ego, not just in his keen love for beer, but in a talent for funny, affectionate storytelling. Deftly weaving personal anecdote with beer lore, Wendt reminisces on a career built on his work playing a lush, and a personal life also largely defined by beer. Hysterical from start to finish, Wendt is also measured, humble and genuine. Stories of his time at Second City and his relationships with Woody Harrelson, Chris Farley, Farrah Fawcett and others are a goldmine for comedy fans. Wendt never strays far from his most trusted costar, beer, and aficionados will be impressed by his extensive, loving collection of trivia and history. Fans of the man, the myth, or the malt beverage will drink it up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
A homage to beer by "Cheers" actor and beer connoisseur George Wendt, better known as Norm Peterson.
Actor and beer connoisseur Wendt, better known as Norm Peterson from "Cheers," pens an homage to his favorite beverage.
About the Author
George Wendt is an American actor, best known for the role of Norm Peterson on the classic television show Cheers.