The Wet and the Dry

The Wet and the Dry

A Drinker's Journey

Book - 2013
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Drinking alcohol: a beloved tradition, a dangerous addiction, even "a sickness of the soul" (as once described by a group of young Muslim men in Bali). In his wide-ranging travels, Lawrence Osborne-a veritable connoisseur himself-has witnessed opposing views of alcohol across cultures worldwide... Amid his travels, Osborne unravels the stories of alcoholism in his own family, and reflects on ramifications of alcohol consumption in his own life. An immersing, controversial, and often irreverent travel narrative, The Wet and the Dry offers provocative, sometimes unsettling insights into the deeply embedded conflicts between East and West, and the surprising influence of drinking on the contemporary world today.--Publishers website.
Publisher: New York : Crown, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780770436889
0770436889
Characteristics: 226 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Drinker's journey

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