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Feb 03, 2013
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Kingsley Amis, Everyday Drinking

The link above is actually to a cheap collection of Amis’s three books on drinking, but the book I loved the best, originally with this excellent cover and illustrations (sadly lacking from my copy) was On Drink, a hilarious batch of observations, recipes, quotes, principles, and thoughts on the art of drinking.

My favorite quote is actually “General Principle #7,”

Never despise a drink because it is easy to make and/or uses commercial mixes. Unquestioning devotion to authenticity is, in any department of life, a mark of the naive—or worse.

Do not miss his instructions for beating a physical and metaphysical hangover, and Lucky Jim, which contains the best description of a hangover in literature.

See also: Maud Newton on the book.

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    NEED. GIMME!
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    excellent point kingsley, have you tried aussie white?
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