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Hanover Square Press

Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol

Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol

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"At last, the feminist history of booze we've been waiting for!" --Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist

From Los Angeles Times bestselling author Mallory O'Meara comes a lively and engrossing feminist history of women drinking through the ages

Strawberry daiquiris. Skinny martinis. Vodka sodas with lime. These are the cocktails that come in sleek-stemmed glasses, bright colors and fruity flavors--these are the Girly Drinks.

From the earliest days of civilization, alcohol has been at the center of social rituals and cultures worldwide. But when exactly did drinking become a gendered act? And why have bars long been considered "places for men" when, without women, they might not even exist?

With whip-smart insight and boundless curiosity, Girly Drinks unveils an entire untold history of the female distillers, drinkers and brewers who have played a vital role in the creation and consumption of alcohol, from ancient Sumerian beer goddess Ninkasi to iconic 1920s bartender Ada Coleman. Filling a crucial gap in culinary history, O'Meara dismantles the long-standing patriarchal traditions at the heart of these very drinking cultures, in the hope that readers everywhere can look to each celebrated woman in this book--and proudly have what she's having.

Author: Mallory O'Meara
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Published: 10/19/2021
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.11lbs
Size: 9.24h x 6.34w x 1.19d
ISBN: 9781335282408

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 05/01/2021 pg. 22
Publishers Weekly 08/09/2021
Booklist 09/15/2021 pg. 3
Library Journal 11/01/2021 pg. 103
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