Drinking with Men: A Memoir

Rosie Schaap

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A vibrant, humorous, and poignant memoir that celebrates the targeted entice of the camaraderie and group one reveals ingesting in bars.

Rosie Schaap has continuously enjoyed bars: the wooden and brass and jukeboxes, the understanding bartenders, and particularly the occasionally impressive yet regularly comforting corporation of regulars. beginning together with her misspent formative years within the bar motor vehicle of a nearby railroad, the place at fifteen she informed commuters’ fortunes in alternate for beer, and carrying on with this present day as she slings cocktails at an area joint in Brooklyn, Schaap has discovered her means round each side of a bar and are available to achieve how strong the fellowship between commonplace consumers can be.

In Drinking with Men, Schaap stocks her never-ending quest for the proper neighborhood hang-out, which takes her from a dive open air l. a. to a Dublin pub packed with poets, and from small-town New England taverns to a character-filled bar in Manhattan’s TriBeCa. ingesting along artists and expats, ironworkers and football lovers, she reveals those areas provide a secure haven, a respite, and a spot to consider such a lot like herself. In wealthy, colourful prose, Schaap brings to existence those seedy, hot, and beautiful rooms. Drinking with males is a love letter to the bars, pubs, and taverns which were Schaap’s safe haven, and a party of the uniquely civilizing resource of group that's bar tradition at its top.

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