Make Mine a Double: Why Women Like Us Like to Drink (Or Not)
Edited by Gina BarrecaE-book: $9.99
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|E-book Publication Date:||09/13/2011|
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In lieu of an evening out with the intelligent, witty contributors, this laugh-out-loud funny, touching, thought-provoking collection is highly recommended.
Barreca’s anthology fills a gap in the portrayal of drinking women by not positing them as merely lightweights or lushes, but as intelligent, confident women who embrace and celebrate the drink. Readers and students of Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Psychology, and Social History will definitely find many questions and issues to discuss.
A collection of witty, provocative pieces about women and their beverages of choice pulled together by humorist Gina Barreca, these tales of women’s complex relationships with alcohol are the story of every woman’s effort to find independence. All profits from the book will be donated to Windham Hospital’s ‘Gina’s Friends’ fund, which aids women in need.
In Make Mine a Double, a spirited collection of 28 original essays, Barecca, Amy Bloom, Fay Weldon, Nicole Hollander and others write humorously about the social stigma of women who sip as well as their relationships with (or without) booze.
Make Mine A Double raises the bar and tells the true story about women and booze that is both sobering and funny.
--Elmore Leonard, author of Raylan
GINA BARRECA has appeared on 20/20, 48 Hours, NPR, The Today Show, Joy Behar, and Oprah to discuss gender, power, politics, and humor. Her books, which have been translated into seven languages, include They Used to Call Me Snow White But I Drifted, Babes in Boyland, and It’s Not That I’m Bitter. She is a professor of English and feminist theory at the University of Connecticut.