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There have been many drunk writers … but none seems to have encapsulated the glamour of alcohol like Fitzgerald.

The New Statesman

A collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best drinking stories makes this our most intoxicating Pearl yet!

On Booze

Nonfiction by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“First you take a drink,” F. Scott Fitzgerald once noted, “then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” Fitzgerald wrote alcohol into almost every one of his stories. On Booze gathers debutantes and dandies, rowdy jazz musicians, lost children and ragtime riff-raff into a newly compiled collection taken from The Crack-Up, and other works never before published by New Directions. On Booze portrays “The Jazz Age” as Fitzgerald experienced it: roaring, rambunctious, and lush – with quite a hangover.

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Paperback (published June 29, 2011)

ISBN
9780811219266
Price US
10.95
Price CN
12
Page Count
96

Ebook (published June 29, 2011)

ISBN
9780811219334
Price US
10.95
Page Count
96

F. Scott Fitzgerald

20th century American writer of the Jazz Age

There have been many drunk writers … but none seems to have encapsulated the glamour of alcohol like Fitzgerald.

The New Statesman

His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly’s wings.

—Ernest Hemingway

… a kind of subdued magic, controlled and exquisite, the sort of thing you get from good string quartettes.

—Raymond Chandler