A Sidecar Named Desire: Great Writers and the Booze That Stirred Them Great Writers and the Booze That Stirred Them, Greg Clarke
  • List: $15.99  |  Sale: $11.20
    Club: $7.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

A Sidecar Named Desire: Great Writers and the Booze That Stirred Them

Author: Greg Clarke

Narrator: Jonathan Cowley

Unabridged: 4 hr 2 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Harper Audio

Published: 10/30/2018

Genre: Cooking - Beverages - Wine & Spirits

Synopsis

A rollicking history of alcohol and its literary imbibers, from Jane Austen’s beer brewing to James Joyce’s passion for Guinness to E.B. White’s cure for writers’ block—a dry martini—by celebrated illustrator Greg Clarke and award-winning editor/art director Monte Beauchamp."Civilization begins with distillation."—William Faulkner"Bourbon does for me what the piece of cake did for Proust."—Walker Percy"God has a brown voice, full and soft as beer."—Anne SextonThroughout history, there has been no greater catalyst for creativity among writers—so they claim—than a good, stiff drink. From Aristophanes’ attraction to wine, to Dostoevsky’s breakfast of grain vodka and brown bread, to Joan Didion’s fondness for gin, stories abound of how booze has fueled and inspired our literary icons.In this volume, cartoonist Greg Clarke and comics anthologist Monte Beauchamp take us on an unforgettable literary bar crawl. A Sidecar Named Desire is packed with historical factoids, anecdotes, booze trivia, and fascinating detours into the lives of our most storied literary personalities—along with literary-themed cocktail recipes such as Ernest Hemingway’s Death in the Afternoon and Philip Larkin’s Gin and Tonic set to verse.For the literary-minded drinker—whether wine, gin, vodka, beer, whiskey, or tequila is your elixir of choice—A Sidecar Named Desire will whet your appetite. Bottoms up!

Recommended

The Juice Vinous Veritas, Jay McInerney
The Juice
by Jay McInerney

This new collection by the acclaimed novelist—and, according to Salon, “the best wine writer in America”—is generous and far-reaching, deeply knowledgeable and often hilarious.         ...

Narrator: Jay McInerney
Published: 05/08/2012

Navigating Napa Valley Cabernets Vine Talk Episode 101, Vine Talk
Navigating Napa Valley Cabernets
by Vine Talk

Stylish, trend-setting, and bold, VINE TALK's host Stanley Tucci invites a panel of celebrity friends to join him for engaging conversation and blind taste-tests from different selections of world famous wineries each week. Regardless of personal e...

Narrator: Stanley Tucci
Published: 12/10/2013

A Perfect Score The Art, Soul, and Business of a 21st-Century Winery, Kathryn Hall
A Perfect Score
by Kathryn Hall

A lively husband and wife team recounts their twenty-year climb from amateur winemakers to recipients of an almost unheard-of perfect score from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.Kathryn and Craig Hall launched themselves head first into Napa Valley 20...

Narrator: Craig Hall
Published: 09/13/2016

Ranking Rieslings from the Finger Lakes Vine Talk Episode 102, Vine Talk
Ranking Rieslings from the Finger Lakes
by Vine Talk

Stylish, trend-setting, and bold, VINE TALK's host Stanley Tucci invites a panel of celebrity friends to join him for engaging conversation and blind taste-tests from different selections of world famous wineries each week. Regardless of personal e...

Narrator: Stanley Tucci
Published: 11/12/2013

Wine for Dummies 4th Edition, Ed McCarthy
Wine for Dummies 4th Edition
by Ed McCarthy

This down-to-earth guide cuts through wine snobbery and tells you what's in, what's out, and what's new in wine. This update of the bestselling For Dummies® classic covers everything from established and emerging wine regions to pairing wine w...

Narrator: Brett Barry
Published: 09/23/2008

Bourbon Empire The Past and Future of America's Whiskey, Reid Mitenbuler
Bourbon Empire
by Reid Mitenbuler

How bourbon came to be, and why its experiencing such a revival today . Unraveling the many myths and misconceptions surrounding Americas most iconic spirit, Bourbon Empire traces a history that spans frontier rebellion, Gilded Age corruption, and t...

Narrator: Brian O'Neill
Published: 05/12/2015

Cork Dork A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste, Bianca Bosker
Cork Dork
by Bianca Bosker

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS' TOP BOOKS OF 2017Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Fortune, Smithsonian, Bustle, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Booklist, and more“Thrilling . . . [told] with gonzo éla...

Narrator: Bianca Bosker
Published: 03/28/2017

A Guide to Wine, Julian Curry
A Guide to Wine
by Julian Curry

An entertaining and informative introduction to wine Julian Curry, actor and wine buff, has devised this unique audiobook guide to wine which takes the listener to the heart of wine-making and wine drinking in a clear but light-hearted manner. Howev...

Narrator: Julian Curry
Published: 05/01/2003

Judgment of Paris California vs. France and the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting That Revolutionized Wine, George M. Taber
Judgment of Paris
by George M. Taber

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History houses, amid its illustrious artifacts, two bottles of wine: a 1973 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon and a 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay. These are the wines that won at the now-fa...

Narrator: Sean Runnette
Published: 06/30/2011
{"id":"2489645","ean":"9780062865243","abr":"Unabridged","title":"A Sidecar Named Desire: Great Writers and the Booze That Stirred Them","subtitle":"Great Writers and the Booze That Stirred Them","author":"Greg Clarke","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Jonathan Cowley","ubr_id":"2489645","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"15.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"9.59","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Jonathan Cowley","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 3 hr 50 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}