Nobody Likes a Quitter (and other reasons to avoid rehab): The Loaded Life of an Outlaw Booze Writer

By Dan Dunn

A lot of individuals drink, yet few do it for a dwelling. between those that do, no one does it greater, or worse, than Dan Dunn. One half infotainment, components determined cry for support, not anyone Likes a Quitter chronicles Dunn's upward push from Philly road child to Aspen ski bum to lofty prestige as one of many world's most generally learn wine and spirits writers. alongside the best way, readers examine what to drink, find out how to drink it, and why they need to drink it whereas assembly the motley workforce that stocks Dunn's sauce-soaked methods: the degenerate roommate "Bottomfeeder," a string of girls who populate Dunn's nights, a bunch of the recognized and fabulously under the influence of alcohol, even the occasional visual appeal via Dunn's mentor, the nice Hunter S. Thompson. A mosh-up of truth and well-oiled flights of fancy, Dunn's riotously comic story is destined to turn into the Bible of the 21st-Century consuming classification. besides hilarious yarns related to celebrities, hapless Hollywood brokers and bosses, porn-star associates, and costly liquor corporation occasions, this bawdy barroom confession comprises cocktail recipes, product experiences, and wine and liquor historical past, in addition to profiles of a few of the giants of the spirits industry.

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