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Drinking with men : a memoir

Autore: Rosie Schaap
Editore: New York : Riverhead Hardcover, 2013.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
Banca dati:WorldCat
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"A vivid, funny, and poignant memoir that celebrates the distinct lure of the camaraderie and community one finds drinking in bars. Rosie Schaap has always loved bars: the wood and brass and jukeboxes, the knowing bartenders, and especially the sometimes surprising but always comforting company of regulars. Starting with her misspent youth in the bar car of a regional railroad, where at fifteen she told commuters'
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Genere/forma: Biography
Persona incaricata: Rosie Schaap
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Rosie Schaap
ISBN: 9781594487118 1594487111
Numero OCLC: 806993429
Descrizione: 272 pages ; 22 cm
Responsabilità: Rosie Schaap.

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"A vivid, funny, and poignant memoir that celebrates the distinct lure of the camaraderie and community one finds drinking in bars. Rosie Schaap has always loved bars: the wood and brass and jukeboxes, the knowing bartenders, and especially the sometimes surprising but always comforting company of regulars. Starting with her misspent youth in the bar car of a regional railroad, where at fifteen she told commuters' fortunes in exchange for beer, and continuing today as she slings cocktails at a neighborhood joint in Brooklyn, Schaap has learned her way around both sides of a bar and come to realize how powerful the fellowship among regular patrons can be. In Drinking with Men, Schaap shares her unending quest for the perfect local haunt, which takes her from a dive outside Los Angeles to a Dublin pub full of poets, and from small-town New England taverns to a character-filled bar in Manhattan's TriBeCa. Drinking alongside artists and expats, ironworkers and soccer fanatics, she finds these places offer a safe haven, a respite, and a place to feel most like herself. In rich, colorful prose, Schaap brings to life these seedy, warm, and wonderful rooms. Drinking with Men is a love letter to the bars, pubs, and taverns that have been Schaap's refuge, and a celebration of the uniquely civilizing source of community that is bar culture at its best"--

"An honest, irreverent, chronological account of a woman forging her identity in bars, an almost exclusively male world, while living in New York, Dublin, and Montreal, among other locales"--

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