Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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
"I like everything about this book, except that I'm not in it." Norman Mailer
"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
"A wittily illustrated rogues gallery of literary lushes, with cocktail recipes to let you drink in their footsteps." Men's Journal
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.
An original guide to cocktails and the literary life brings together classic cocktail recipes, literary history, and entertaining anecdotes about famous American literati, with excerpts from each writer's work alongside a drink recipe, biographical sketch, and stories about life, literature, and drinking.
Mixing favorite writers with favorite drinks, the authors have created an 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.
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.
Few writers have achieved such legend as Ernest Hemingway, and fewer still have won such a reputation for drinking as constantly and heavilyquite an accomplishment in a profession chock-full of heavy imbibers. For Hemingway, the artists craft was twofold: to write well and to drink well, too.
In To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion, Philip Greene, cocktail historian, spirits consultant, and cofounder of the Museum of the American Cocktail, offers us a view of Papa through the lens Papa himself preferredthe bottom of a glass.
A bartenders manual for Hemingway enthusiasts, this revised and expanded volume offers a unique take on Hemingways oeuvre that privileges the tastes, smells, and colors of the cocktails he enjoyed and the drinks he placed so prominently in his stories they were nearly characters themselves. To Have and Have Another delivers fascinating and lively background on the various drinks, their ingredients, their histories, and the charactersreal and fictionalassociated with them.
About the Author
Mark Bailey is an author and Emmy-nominated screenwriter. Bailey’s books include Tiny Pie, his first children’s book, which includes a pie recipe by world-renowned chef Alice Waters, and Hemingway & Bailey’s Bartending Guide to Great American Writers, an illustrated tribute to the golden era of hard-drinking literary figures. Bailey also wrote American Hollow, an examination of contemporary Appalachian poverty and companion to an HBO documentary feature of the same name. In addition to books, Bailey writes documentary and scripted features. His documentary films have been broadcast on HBO, Lifetime, Court TV, and TLC. This year Bailey received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Ethel, an HBO documentary feature about the life of Ethel Kennedy. For this film, Bailey was also awarded the Humanitas Prize for Documentary Writing. Previous to that, Bailey received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Pandemic: Facing AIDS, an HBO five-part documentary series. Bailey’s most recent film, Last Days in Vietnam, will be broadcast on American Experience next year. Bailey is currently writing Black Panther for Marvel Studios, a live action feature adaptation based on the Marvel superhero. Bailey lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.
Edward Hemingway is a writer and artist living in Brooklyn, New York. He has done feature reporting for GQ Magazine, written comics for Nickelodeon, and been featured twice in American Illustration. His artwork has been included in the New York Times, Abercrombie & Fitch Quarterly, and Nickelodeon Magazine, among others. He is the cocreator and illustrator of the book Hemingway & Bailey’s Bartending Guide to Great American Writers, which has been published in three languages. He has also written and illustrated the children’s books Bump in the Night,Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship, which was selected for the 2013 Society of Illustrators Original Art Show, and Bad Apple’s Perfect Day (August 2014). He is the illustrator of the children’s book Tiny Pie, which has been published in two languages. An undergraduate of Rhode Island School of Design and a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Hemingway has been a guest on NPR’s Morning Edition, and his artwork has been featured in several shows across the country, most recently at the Brooklyn Public Library.