Author: by Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham
Publisher: Sterling Epicure, 2014
The Thinking Drinker’s Guide to Alcohol stands out among coffee table books for prose that’s as entertaining as the photographs. By Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham, who perform a live show of the same name throughout the UK, the book provides dinner party sound bites in colorful timelines of history, and pop culture-cum-history essays. During this age of Buzzfeed ascendancy, top ten lists feel overdone, but the lists included here are cheeky and smart, while the silliness of the delivery belies the seriousness of the information included.
This story appears in the print issue of jan 2015.
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