The Joy of Drinking


With characteristic elegance and delicious wit, Barbara Holland, ("a national treasure,"-- Philadelphia Inquirer ) celebrates the age-old act of drinking in this gimlet-eyed survey of man's relationship with booze, since the joyful discovery, ten thousand years ago, of fermented fruits and grains. In this spirited paean to alcohol, two parts cultural history, one part personal meditation, Holland takes readers on a bacchanalian romp through the Fertile Crescent, the Mermaid Tavern, Plymouth Rock, and Capitol Hill and ...

The Joy of Drinking 2007, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, New York

ISBN-13: 9781596913370