The Wet And The Dry: A Drinker's Journey
Selected as a Top Ten Book of the Year by Dwight Garner, New York TimesA “fearlessly honest account” (Financial Times) of man’s love of drink, and an insightful meditation on the meaning of alcohol consumption across cultures worldwideDrinking alcohol: a beloved tradition, a dangerous addiction, even “a sickness of the soul” (as once described by a group of young Muslim men in Bali). In his wide-r...
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books (July 22, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 394998
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“From youth, Lawrence Osborne has been a drinker. He came to it naturally: he was raised in England; his father was a drinker; and his Irish mother was a heavy drinker bordering on alcoholic. (He writes about how "the English relationship to drink ...”
nging travels, Lawrence Osborne—a veritable connoisseur himself—has witnessed opposing views of alcohol across cultures worldwide, compelling him to wonder: is drinking alcohol a sign of civilization and sanity, or the very reverse? Where do societies fall on the spectrum between indulgence and restraint?An immersing, controversial, and often irreverent travel narrative, The Wet and the Dry offers provocative, sometimes unsettling insights into the deeply embedded conflicts between East and West, and the surprising influence of drinking on the contemporary world today.