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The Wet and the Dry : A Drinker's Journey
by Lawrence Osborne


Overview - Selected as a Top Ten Book of the Year by Dwight Garner, "New York Times"
A fearlessly honest account ("Financial Times") of man s love of drink, and an insightful meditation on the meaning of alcohol consumption across cultures worldwide
Drinking 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).
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Overview
Selected as a Top Ten Book of the Year by Dwight Garner, "New York Times"
A fearlessly honest account ("Financial Times") of man s love of drink, and an insightful meditation on the meaning of alcohol consumption across cultures worldwide
Drinking 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-ranging 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."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780770436902
  • ISBN-10: 0770436900
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • Publish Date: July 2014
  • Page Count: 240


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