Looking for Alaska

Before Miles Pudge Halter is done with his safe life at home His whole life has been one big non event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the Great Perhaps even Francois Rabelais, poet He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything but boring world of C

The Rum Diary

Alternate Cover Edition can be found here Made into a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary a national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book is Hunter S Thompson s brilliant love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent lust in the Caribbean.Begun in 1959 by a twenty two y

Drinking: A Love Story

The roots of alcoholism in the life of a brilliant daughter of an upper class family are explored in this stylistic, literary memoir of drinking by a Massachusetts journalist Caroline Knapp describes how the distorted world of her well to do parents pushed her toward anorexia and alcoholism Fittin

A History of the World in 6 Glasses

Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much than just quench thirst As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period A History of the W

Wishful Drinking

In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old But it isn t all sweetness and light sabres Alas, aside from a demandin

Dry

Revisit the second memoir in Augusten s bestselling trilogy of Running with Scissors, Dry, and Lust Wonder You may not know it, but you ve met Augusten Burroughs You ve seen him on the street, in bars, on the subway, at restaurants a twenty something guy, nice suit, works in advertising Regula

The Ginger Man

First published in Paris in 1955 and originally banned in America, J P Donleavy s first novel is now recognized the world over as a masterpiece and a modern classic of the highest order Set in Ireland just after World War II, The Ginger Man is J P Donleavy s wildly funny, picaresque classic nov

Please Ignore Vera Dietz

Vera s spent her whole life secretly in love with her best friend, Charlie Kahn And over the years she s kept a lot of his secrets Even after he betrayed her Even after he ruined everything So when Charlie dies in dark circumstances, Vera knows a lot than anyone the kids at school, his fami

Everyday Drinking

A celebratory volume of writings by the late author of Lucky Jim includes favorite pieces on such topics as hangovers, food and drink combinations, and presumably how to avoid getting drunk, in a collection complemented by cocktail recipes.

The Sun Also Rises

The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway s masterpieces, and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway s m

The Great Gatsby

Alternate Cover Edition ISBN 0743273567 ISBN13 9780743273565 The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers The story is of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby a