Drinking with George: A Barstool Professional's Guide to Beer

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Will Rogers once said he never met a man he didn?t like. I feel the same about beer.

George Wendt and beer have shared a lot over the years: good times, great stories, useless trivia, and a successful show business career. In Drinking with George, Wendt invites readers to crack open a cold one and pull up a seat at the bar as he celebrates the indelible, intoxicating beverage and all its irresistible peculiarities. Spinning hilarious and frank tales of his own imbibing ...

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Overview

Will Rogers once said he never met a man he didn’t like. I feel the same about beer.

George Wendt and beer have shared a lot over the years: good times, great stories, useless trivia, and a successful show business career. In Drinking with George, Wendt invites readers to crack open a cold one and pull up a seat at the bar as he celebrates the indelible, intoxicating beverage and all its irresistible peculiarities. Spinning hilarious and frank tales of his own imbibing adventures—from taking a first sip of his grandfather’s Bud as a child in Chicago to a beer-fueled impromptu performance with Woody Harrelson and the U.S. Women’s Synchronized Swimming Team—he explores the vast cultural history of brews, tackles basic bar theory, and answers important questions, like:

• What’s the real difference between lager, stout, and ale?

• How do you convert your lady into a beer-lover?

• What do you do when your beer is warm and you want to drink it now?

The next-best thing to a barstool and a pint, Drinking with George is all the fun—without the hangover.

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Actor Wendt is recognized world-wide for his role as Cheers barfly Norm Peterson. In this memoir, Wendt finds plenty of common ground with his televised alter ego, not just in his keen love for beer, but in a talent for funny, affectionate storytelling. Deftly weaving personal anecdote with beer lore, Wendt reminisces on a career built on his work playing a lush, and a personal life also largely defined by beer. Hysterical from start to finish, Wendt is also measured, humble and genuine. Stories of his time at Second City and his relationships with Woody Harrelson, Chris Farley, Farrah Fawcett and others are a goldmine for comedy fans. Wendt never strays far from his most trusted costar, beer, and aficionados will be impressed by his extensive, loving collection of trivia and history. Fans of the man, the myth, or the malt beverage will drink it up.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439149584
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 10/20/2009
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

George Wendt

George Wendt is an American actor, best known for the role of Norm Peterson on the classic television show Cheers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    A great read that can be enjoyed over and over

    Great book. Inspired me to go to Ireland to quest for the perfect pint.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2010

    Autobiography with lots of beer references

    Although this is an enjoyable and light-hearted read, the potential reader should be prepared to learn more than he wants to know about George's drinking life. Although his show business career is interesting, there appears to be a great deal of braggadacio involved as the authors recreate the various scenarios of George's life. As long as one does not take the book too seriously and does not get bored with the sophomoric tone, it is very entertaining and a great way to get to know George Wendt.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2010

    beer

    fun book

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