The Wet and the Dry: A Drinker's Journey

Lawrence Osborne


Selected as a most sensible Ten booklet of the yr by means of Dwight Garner, New York Times

A “fearlessly sincere account” (Financial Times) of man’s love of drink, and an insightful meditation at the which means of alcohol intake throughout cultures worldwide
 
Drinking alcohol: a cherished culture, a deadly dependancy, even “a ailment of the soul” (as as soon as defined by way of a gaggle of younger Muslim males in Bali). In his wide-ranging travels, Lawrence Osborne—a veritable gourmet himself—has witnessed opposing perspectives of alcohol throughout cultures around the world, compelling him to ask yourself: is consuming alcohol an indication of civilization and sanity, or the very opposite? the place do societies fall at the spectrum among indulgence and restraint? 
  
An immersing, arguable, and infrequently irreverent commute narrative, The rainy and the Dry bargains provocative, occasionally unsettling insights into the deeply embedded conflicts among East and West, and the incredible impact of ingesting at the modern global this day.

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