Dry: A Memoir

By Augusten Burroughs

The 10th Anniversary variation of the recent York instances bestselling booklet that has offered over part one million copies in paperback.

"I was once hooked on "Bewitched" as a child. I worshipped Darren Stevens the 1st. while he'd come domestic from paintings and Samantha could say, ‘Darren, do you want me to mend you a drink?' He'd regularly leisure his briefcase at the desk lower than the replicate within the lobby, wipe his brow with a monogrammed handkerchief and say, ‘Better make it a double.'" (from bankruptcy Two)

You won't realize it, yet you have got met Augusten Burroughs. you will have noticeable him in the street, in bars, at the subway, at eating places: a twentysomething man, great swimsuit, works in advertisements. commonplace. traditional. but if the normal individual had beverages, Augusten was once circling the drain by way of having twelve; while the normal individual went domestic in the dead of night, Augusten by no means went domestic in any respect. Loud, distracting ties, computerized wake-up calls and cologne at the tongue may possibly in basic terms cover lots for therefore lengthy. on the request (well, it wasn't fairly a request) of his employers, Augusten lands in rehab, the place his goals of workforce treatment with Robert Downey Jr. are instantly dashed by way of grim fact of fluorescent lighting fixtures and paper sanatorium slippers. but if Augusten is pressured to envision himself, whatever really starts off to click on and that is whilst he unearths himself within the worst difficulty of all. simply because whilst his thirty days are up, he has to come back to his related drunken new york life―and reside it sober. What follows is a memoir that is as relocating because it is humorous, as heartbreaking because it is right. Dry is the tale of affection, loss, and Starbucks as a better Power.

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Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, Volume 2: D-L

By Pamela Korsmeyer, Henry R. Kranzler

A follow-up to the 2001 award-winning moment version, the Encyclopedia of gear, Alcohol, and Addictive habit, third variation, will replace and extend upon the social, scientific, felony, and political matters on the topic of medications and alcohol and linked behaviors. The fast speed of study within the fields of substance abuse and non-substance abuse addictions given that book of the 2d variation warrants a brand new exploration of the sector. within the MacMillan Reference united states culture, a board of famous students within the fields of gear, alcohol, and habit convey new scholarship in the self-discipline to the set along dialogue of subject matters frequently pointed out in today's media. assurance of those recommendations past the U.S. - in the course of the ecu Union, Asia, and past - will considerably extend. data in the course of the set could be revisited and carefully up to date, and the A-Z access association could be maintained. a powerful cumulative index will whole the paintings.

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

By Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the simplest chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking stable instances ever devoted to the broadcast page.  It can also be the story of an extended weekend highway journey that has long gone down within the annals of yank popular culture as one of many strangest trips ever undertaken.

Now this cult vintage of gonzo journalism is a massive movie from common, directed via Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.

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Planet of the Grapes: Wine Cocktails (Planet of the Grapes, Book 3)

By Jason Wilson

From the writer of Boozehound: at the path of the infrequent, the vague, and the puffed up in Spirits

Beware: utilizing your favourite wine in cocktails is a surefire strategy to scandalize the “serious” wine snobs on your existence. Which, in fact, is usually enjoyable. combine up your wine regimen with beverages utilizing every thing from Spanish pink to port, sherry, and glowing wines. know about the traditions of wine cocktails with greater than forty recipes from best mixologists, each recipe illustrated with appealing colour photography.

The 3rd quantity of a brand new new release of electronic wine publications from Jason Wilson, award-winning writer of Boozehound, which Anthony Bourdain referred to as “superbly informative, exciting, and but deeply subversive.”

“Wilson may be the easiest digital consuming blood brother you’ve ever had” — The Barnes & Noble Review

“Funny, shrewdpermanent, and simply irreverent and important adequate that you just belief each note he writes” — Eater.com

Jason Wilson writes approximately wine for Philly.com and is previously the spirits columnist for the Washington publish. His columns have gained an award for top Newspaper nutrition Column from the organization of foodstuff newshounds 3 out of the earlier 5 years. Wilson is editor of TableMatters.com and TheSmartSet.com, and the director of the guts for Cultural Outreach at Drexel college. he's sequence editor of the simplest American trip Writing, was once formerly nutrients columnist on the Philadelphia day-by-day information and eating place critic at Philadelphia journal, and has written for Washington publish journal, commute & rest, nationwide Geographic traveller, Sommelier magazine, Whisky suggest, and lots of different publications.

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The Best Summer Drinks: 500 Incredible Cocktail and Appetizer Recipes (Bartender Magazine)

By Ray Foley

Perfect summer time promo or cash-wrap name, from the last word authority on bartending, Bartender Magazine.

From Bartender journal, the number 1 book for the bartending exchange and the main revered identify in bartending, comes the simplest summer time beverages, the right recipe advisor for the most well liked drink time of year.

Written by means of the final word authority on bartending, this ebook includes 500 summer time cocktail and appetizer recipes submitted via the world's most sensible bartenders, including:

  • Summer Breeze
  • Fourth of July
  • Blue Lemonade
  • South Wind
  • Sun Stroked

Perfect for impulse buy at cash-wrap parts, the easiest summer season beverages is bound to discover its method into the pocket of someone who loves libations.

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Bourbon: 50 Rousing Recipes for a Classic American Spirit (50 Series)

By Fred Thompson

Bourbon's attractiveness derives from its folklore approximately up to from its style. Fred Thompson is a nutrition author who adores this venerable drink, and his Bourbon: 50 Rousing Recipes for a vintage American Spirit lays all of it out - the background, the legends, the recipes, plus valuable information and tips, all followed by way of gorgeous four-color pictures. Recipes comprise classics (Manhattan, Ward 8), new favorites (Lynchburg Lemonade, Bourbon Chocolate Martini), scorching or cool concoctions (Hot Chocolate "Nog," Lemon Cooler), and beverages for a crowd (Whiskey bitter Punch, Mint Julep Sparkler). there is even a bankruptcy that includes scrumptious how you can prepare dinner with bourbon, with dishes equivalent to Salmon with Bourbon Glaze and Fred's Bourbon Balls. immediately up, jumbled together a cocktail, poured in a punch, or whipped right into a recipe - in spite of the fact that you get pleasure from it, bourbon is an previous favourite that is new again.

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Guinness: The 250 Year Quest for the Perfect Pint

By Bill Yenne

A wonderfully poured background of the world's maximum beer.

"Joseph Conrad used to be fallacious. the true trip into the center of Darkness is mentioned in the pages of invoice Yenne's positive booklet. Guinness (the beer) is a touchstone for brewers and beer enthusiasts internationally. Guinness (the ebook) provides beer fans the entire info and schooling essential to take beer tradition out of the clutches of sunshine lagers and again into the darkish a while. Cheers!"
-Sam Calagione, proprietor, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and writer of Brewing Up a enterprise, severe Brewing, and Beer or Wine?

"Marvelous! As invoice Yenne embarks on his epic quest for the precise pint, he is taking us alongside on a paranormal travel into the depths of all issues Guinness. Interweaving the stories of the world's maximum beer and the state that spawned it, Yenne introduces us to a solid of characters valuable of a dozen novels, a brewery actually dripping with historical past, and-of course-the one-and-only technique to appropriately pour a pint. you could style the stout porter on each page."
-Dan Roam, writer of The again of the serviette: fixing difficulties and promoting principles with photos

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The Patrón Way: From Fantasy to Fortune - Lessons on Taking Any Business From Idea to Iconic Brand

By Ilana Edelstein

The never-before-told tale of Patrón Tequila—the model that revolutionized an industry

How a billion-dollar company ascended from a forgotten dusty agave box in crucial Mexico

The Patrón approach info the unorthodox development of the logo, the intense creativity and advertising ingenuity of Patrón's cofounder, Martin Crowley, and his existence accomplice, Ilana Edelstein, and how Patrón single-handedly remodeled the face of the liquor undefined. Edelstein used to be excited by each element of the business—from the brand's iconic bottle to designing the horny and attention-getting clothes worn via the well-known "Patrón Girls" at promotions and events to operating the again office.

Patrón is a tequila so sumptuous—and so brilliantly marketed—that it has develop into the world's top ultrapremium tequila and has replaced the best way the spirit is skilled: what used to be "gasoline" slammed again in a shot glass is now poured from a phenomenal hand-blown bottle right into a chilled glass and sipped to achieve a "Patrón high."

Today, Patrón has grown to over a billion-dollar model, and it's the greatest generator of profit of all tequila manufacturers. Edelstein combines the dramatic tale of the company's upward push to good fortune in an astonishingly aggressive and infrequently cutthroat with functional company classes approximately R&D and model development that company leaders can positioned to effective use in any industry.

A story of affection, sacrifice, star, dizzying luck, and supreme betrayal, The Patrón means unearths for the 1st time all of the information at the back of the intimate courting and advertising and marketing genius of the "power couple" that reworked the spirits undefined.

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The Sake Handbook: All the information you need to become a Sake Expert!

By John Gauntner

The Sake Handbook is the main consultant to the background, brewing, and certain flavors of sake.

simply what are jizake, namazake and ginjoshu? The Sake Handbook solutions these kinds of questions and lots of extra approximately sake wine, and may assist you take pleasure in Japan's nationwide beverage fashionable.

Author John Gauntner is well-known because the world's prime non-Japanese sake professional. an established Japan resident, he's popular between sake brewers and others in the sake undefined. He wrote the Nihonshu Column within the Japan occasions for a few years sooner than writing a weekly column on sake in eastern for the Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan's and the world's most generally dispensed eastern newspaper. In 2006, John acquired the Sake Samurai award. He has released 5 books on sake together with Sake Confidential

This sake ebook features:

  • This re-creation has been thoroughly revised and updated
  • Gives you the entire info you wish in an convenient, transportable format
  • Offers an in depth rationalization of the sake brewing process
  • Reviews over 100 sake manufacturers, with illustrations in their labels for simple identification
  • Profiles over 50 jap izakaya or pub-style eating places in Tokyo and the encircling environs
  • Lists uniqueness outlets in Japan the place you should buy hard–to–find jap wine brands
  • Lists distinctiveness shops within the usa and elsewhere

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Slippery Tipples: A Guide to Weird and Wonderful Spirits & Liqueurs

By Joseph Piercy

A humorous and interesting consultant to liqueurs and spirits, that includes greater than 60 beverages from forty nations and easy-to-follow courses to creating liqueurs at home
From the jap eu favourite Becherovka whose recipe is understood to just humans; to classic cocktail materials like Midori, the intense eco-friendly eastern melon drink that used to be introduced on the Studio 54 wrap social gathering for Saturday evening Fever, Goldwasser, the gold-flecked German drink that has been brewed because the sixteenth century and is meant to have alchemical effects—this collection tells the tales at the back of the word's such a lot amazing drinks. Alongside the A–Z is a sequence of easy-to-follow recipes for liqueurs and spirits, for readers desirous to concoct their very own fruit brandies or make a conventional summer season cup like PIMMS. The extra than 100 cocktail and shooter recipes comprise, after all, the vintage Eighties cocktail the Slippery Nipple.

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