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Nobody Likes a Quitter (and other reasons to avoid rehab): The Loaded Life of an Outlaw Booze Writer

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A lot of people drink, but few do it for a living. Among those who do, nobody does it better, or worse, than Dan Dunn. One part infotainment, two parts desperate cry for help, Nobody Likes a Quitter chronicles Dunn's rise from Philly street kid to Aspen ski bum to lofty status as one of the world's most widely read wine and spirits writers. Along the way, readers learn wha ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 2nd 2007 by Running Press
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I almost didn't pick this book up. There was a blurb on the cover saying how great it was from John Oates (of Hall and Oates.) That was enough for me to put it back on the shelf. However, I eventually purchased it anyway since there was also a blurb from Rob McElhenney (From 'Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia', which I love.)

Another reason to pick it up is that the author is from Philadelphia, as am I. I also know a few things about drinking from working with 'Modern Drunkard Magazine' here in D
This book had so much potential, but it just fell short. There were good tid-bits of info about different types of booze, but I wish he focused more on styles instead of specific brands that might be hard to find. His pop-culture and political references put the book at risk for becoming dated in a time. I also didn't like some of his goofy, over-the-top stories that he clearly made up while writing this drunk. He would have been better off sharing more of his legitimate antidotes of some of the ...more
I started into NLaQ with high hopes. There are a number of cool drink recipes and anecdotal tidbits of a booze writers life. Overall though, I was left hoping for a little more. It seemed to have so much potential. It's a really quick read, so that's a bonus. I hope Dan Dunn decides to write more in the future..maybe with a thicker sequel about how much nobody likes a quitter. =)
Michael Stockinger
What a rambling mess of a book that doesn't go anywhere. Oh well, it was only $3 on Amazon a few months back. This is a patchwork piece aimed at idiotic drunk fratboys, but I knew it wasn't going to be a read of any substance when I began it. I did however get a few laughs, quotes, and drink recipes out of it.
A little too self-referential, in a way that obviously thought itself cute (but really wasn't).
It was fun to read, cleverly written plus Dara is friends with the dude who wrote it.
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“I'd often slip and fall on the ice after last call, which explained the ever-present welts. If I were with a woman, I'd usually execute a precautionary vomit in the men's room in an effort avoid any ugly incidents once I got her back to her place. And they say chivalry is dead.” 1 likes
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