Frank Kelly Rich is the founder and editor of Modern Drunkard Magazine, the voice of the recreational drinker. Mr. Rich has spent the greater part of his life absorbing lessons and libations alike in bars the world over. He is also the author of four booze-noir action-adventure novels (Jack Strait, Bogeyman series, Gold Eagle Books) and the writer and director of the booze noir film Nixing the Twist.
The Modern Drunkardby Frank Kelly Rich
Attempting to deconstruct America's joyless obsession with sobriety, The Modern Drunkard offers today's befuddled drinkers a comprehensive and instructive manual on the delights of alcohol culture, how to be a good drunk, how to drink, and how to do it well. Through articles, anecdotes, cartoons, and illustrations pulled from our long and happy history of drinking alcohol, Frank Kelly Rich campaigns to revive the lost art of tippling and taps a deep vein of boozy lore and legend through the ages, uncovering etiquette and expertise from some of history's greatest guzzlers.
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After following this magazine around for a while, I picked myself up off the floor one morning to see that they had published a book! Now everything one needs to drink like a pro is in one handy volume and you won't have to fumble through old issues to find that bit on 18th century inebriation devices. Yes! We should all go have a scotch to celebrate this new book.
It's odd how stone cold sobering a book about drinking can be..but Mr. Kelly has managed to do just that. He turns the mirror of guilt and stupidity back onto those of our society who claim that alcohol is the reason for so many of societies problems and shows us the light as to why mankind chose booze to get through the work day thousands of years ago. Whether it be a warm beer in the Egyptian desert after slaving away and carrying blocks uphill making a pyramid or putting up with that annoying co-worker all day who just wont shut up about her newest breakup drama....booze has been helping us civilized folk get through the day since the beginning of time. Read on....you'll laugh, you'll cry....and you will most likely want to do it with a scotch in your hand.