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Alcohol: The World's Favorite Drug
Alcohol is everywhere. Walk down any street in the western world and before long your feet will kick against an empty beer can, or your attention will be captured by an alluring advertisement that suggests that alcohol can magically transform your life. Its use is integral to many aspects of popular culture, but it is also a substance that has at times been preached agains ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by St. Martin's Griffin
(first published January 2000)
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My 2 star mark may not really be fair. This book is mostly comparisons with alcohol and how people all over the world drink it, and facts of alcohol drinking on individuals. I think I was actually looking for something less factual & more advice/self help. Took me a long time to finish. It did have some interesting information.
Would've given this five stars if it weren't part of that recent glut of books (Salt, Mauve, etc.) that talk about how some random thing "changed the world". Otherwise a very handy book to have read after your fourth or fifth beer, when the talk turns philosophical/trivial.