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Riverhead Hardcover
288 pages
Product Description
<div>  <br> <b><i>NPR</i></b><b> “Best Books of 2013”</b><br> <b><i>BookPage</i></b><b> Best Books of 2013</b><br> <b><i>Library Journal</i></b><b> Best Books of 2013: Memoir</b><br> <b><i>Flavorwire </i></b><b>10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2013</b><br> <br> <b>A vivid, funny, and poignant memoir that celebrates the distinct lure of the camaraderie and community one finds drinking in bars.</b><br> <br> Rosie Schaap has always loved bars: the wood and brass and jukeboxes, the knowing bartenders, and especially the sometimes surprising but always comforting company of regulars. Starting with her misspent youth in the bar car of a regional railroad, where at fifteen she told commuters’ fortunes in exchange for beer, and continuing today as she slings cocktails at a neighborhood joint in Brooklyn, Schaap has learned her way around both sides of a bar and come to realize how powerful the fellowship among regular patrons can be.<br> <br> In <i>Drinking with Men</i>, Schaap shares her unending quest for the perfect local haunt, which takes her from a dive outside Los Angeles to a Dublin pub full of poets, and from small-town New England taverns to a character-filled bar in Manhattan’s TriBeCa. Drinking alongside artists and expats, ironworkers and soccer fanatics, she finds these places offer a safe haven, a respite, and a place to feel most like herself. In rich, colorful prose, Schaap brings to life these seedy, warm, and wonderful rooms. <i>Drinking with Men </i>is a love letter to the bars, pubs, and taverns that have been Schaap’s refuge, and a celebration of the uniquely civilizing source of community that is bar culture at its best.</div>