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Drink, Play, F@#k: One Man's Search for Anything Across Ireland, Las Vegas, and Thailand

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  • Posted April 24, 2009

    CLEVER - HONEST - FUNNY - REAL

    Okay - so maybe this book isn't really balanced if read in isolation but I'd just finished the Italian section of Eat Pray Love and thought it just didn't ring true. A self obsessed, self interested, vain New York woman moaning about her husband and while her story didn't ring true I also realised the dates of her marriage ending and new lover arriving didn't match up with how she'd related the order of events - nor did her spending. Gilbert came across as another obnoxious Yank woman author on some ingenuous self discovery path. I was ready to give up. I so wanted to read the male side of the story and by sheer luck found Drink Play F@#k the next day - thank God.

    What fun. I finished the books by reading them concurrently which made it even more fun. Reading her (at that stage unchallenged) selfish moans then reading his side. Gottlieb's version comes across as so much more realistic than his wife's selfish moans and rants. His book is honest, revealing and balances his wife's appallingingly self interested version(no great wonder that this marriage broke down - how on earth did he put up with her for so long?). 'Bob's' journey is a much more humanly honest reflection of a wrenching marriage break up. The betrayal, dishonesty and confusion are so much more real and believable from his perspective. Even his guru has more integrity than hers. His exes pure self interest and manipulation is replaced by real human confusion on being cheated on - emotionally, physically and financially. Thanks to Andrew Gottlieb. I had no idea you'd written this book and I'm grateful to you. I so hope you make millions out of the movie and laugh all the way to the bank in Gilbert's face of course.

    The only thing Gilbert deserves credit for is writing such a load of tripe that her husband was prompted to challenge it - well done.

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  • Posted January 2, 2013

    Not worth the time

    Honestly I am not sure why this book even got published. There is nothing ever remotely interesting in it.

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  • Posted December 13, 2010

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    Fun man book

    Great man book.

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  • Posted August 21, 2010

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    Good Read

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Very easy read, could take just one sitting. Amusing and humorous from a man's perspective. His adventure was pretty lucky as he got to catch some exciting moments that a lot of us normal folks may never experience even if we put ourselves out there. Only complaint I have is that for the price and 172 pages it's rather pricey, but hey it's short.

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  • Posted April 28, 2009

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    Cleverly devised and very readable

    My personal experiences of late allowed this book to touch a nerve with me - Gottlieb manages to convey a sense of floundering despair without ever coming across as maudlin or pitiable. His stoic acceptance of life after divorce was inspiring. In particular, the reactions of others to his coping mechanisms spoke volumes and were unfortunately all too easy to believe. The humor was smooth, dry, and often unexpectedly brilliant. A great, fun read with just enough of a message to make it memorable.

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  • Posted April 14, 2009

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    A great read!

    Guaranteed to cut bus rides in half.

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  • Posted February 3, 2009

    Great Book

    This book is hilarious! Picked it up the first day it was on the shelf in the store¿while I had not heard of the author before, you gotta admit the title IS catchy. It's all laughs cover-to cover. Couldn't put it down. I read it in two days. I think we all have known someone like the character in the book on the rebound after a divorce. Despite it's title, it's barely gets an "R" if not a "PG-13". Buy it if you need a good laugh.

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