Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Make Mine a Double: Why Women Like Us Like to Drink (or Not)” as Want to Read:
Make Mine a Double: Why Women Like Us Like to Drink (or Not)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Make Mine a Double: Why Women Like Us Like to Drink (or Not)

by
3.35  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Make Mine a Double pours together a collection of witty, intelligent, and provocative pieces about women and their beverages of choice. Edited by humorist and academic mahatma Gina Barreca, the twenty-eight original essays here come from a diverse community of voices from ages twenty-one to seventy-nine, including such luminaries as Fay Weldon, Wendy Liebman, Amy Bloom, Li ...more
Hardcover, 204 pages
Published September 13th 2011 by University Press of New England (first published August 30th 2011)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Make Mine a Double, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Make Mine a Double

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.35  · 
Rating details
 ·  49 ratings  ·  12 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Make Mine a Double: Why Women Like Us Like to Drink (or Not)
Janet Gardner
Feb 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
The editor of this anthology was a friend of mine years ago, but we had lost touch. Then I ran into her at the Cape Cod Writers Conference (she was on faculty, I a student), and we had a lovely reunion. Of course, I had to buy her latest book. The essays, all written by women, explore the complicated relationship that so many women have to alcohol. “Why”--Barreca asks in the introduction--“does a man with a drink always think he looks like Sean Connery from Dr. No, whereas a woman with a drink f ...more
Susie Spizzirro
Apr 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
A woderful book.I really enjoyed. I would recommend to any woman needing a smile or a drink. I rnjoyed the reference to Carry Nation since my sister has a cabin on Lake Herrington off Carry Nation Ln. Her house still sits in the middle of a big farm. Maybe we should all go to the Book of Job.:) I liked.
Andrea
Jul 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great collection of essays / short stories / poems / memoir by writers about the role that drinking takes in our lives.
Christine
May 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is an interesting combination of authors and great essays. I have bragging rights that my niece wrote one of them.
dsneaks
Dec 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
I received Make mine a double: Why Women Like Us Like to Drink By Gina Barreca from Goodreads first reads giveaway. This book is a collection of essays written by different people on the subject matter of drinking alcohol. There were some essays in here that I thought were really good other just couldn't catch my interest. Each essay offers its own thing tho, some have different types of alcohol and talks about them another has a recipe for a meal and a drink. These essays all talk about how alc ...more
Jennifer (Wonderland Books)
Jan 05, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: no-thank-you
I received this book from an Early Reviwers batch. I have to say that I didn't like this book at all, and that makes me a little sad, because upon requesting it, it looked like it would be a fun and fast read. I found myself having a very difficult time trying to get through it. I think that my age has a lot to do with the fact that I didn't enjoy this book very much. I think this book was meant for an older generation and I'm sure that adults much older than me would love it. On the upside, sin ...more
Jenni V.
Feb 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
After reading the description of this book, I had very high hopes because I really liked the premise of exploring the double standard between the appearance of a man with a drink in his hand and the appearance of a woman, especially a mom, doing the same thing. The essays were uneven, with unfortunately more misses than hits. It was the kind of book that seemed to take much longer to read than it actually did.
Brittany
Jan 31, 2012 rated it liked it
I won this book through goodreads first reads contest.
It was a rather interesting book. I'm not much of a drinker myself but I could understand why the author loves bars. I especially liked the section where she discussed different kinds of drinks and how they relate to life and it made me giggle to myself.
Nicole
Dec 16, 2011 rated it liked it
I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway.

I thought the title and premise was interesting, thus, entering the giveaway. The book is a collection of essays centered around women and alcohol. Like with many collections, there were good essays and some not so good. Overall, an interesting read.
Brenda
May 13, 2013 rated it liked it
I didn't read all the essays in this book, just the ones whose titles caught my eye. Most seemed sad or bitter to me. But I really liked the one called "The Good, The Bad, and the Bubbly" by Pamela Katz. It worth finding the book at the library just for that one, I think.
Joanne
Dec 01, 2011 marked it as to-read
Heard you on the radio and would love to read this.
Meg
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a fun read! I read a couple essays each night before bed. Lighthearted.
Diane Quinn
rated it liked it
Nov 06, 2014
Molly
rated it really liked it
Aug 04, 2016
Patricia D.
rated it liked it
Jun 03, 2012
Frankenmouse
rated it did not like it
Mar 31, 2015
Katie
rated it it was ok
Feb 05, 2019
Deni
rated it really liked it
Sep 27, 2011
Jim Richards
rated it liked it
May 18, 2012
Christie
rated it it was amazing
Jan 09, 2012
Elizabeth
rated it liked it
Jan 03, 2012
Furaha
rated it really liked it
Mar 28, 2013
Ami Lynch
rated it it was amazing
Oct 16, 2012
Hugs4kisses
rated it it was amazing
Oct 15, 2019
Amairani
rated it liked it
Jul 31, 2012
Maggie Mitchell
Sep 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Omar Caldera
rated it it was ok
Nov 17, 2019
Sally
rated it really liked it
Sep 13, 2011
Gina Barreca
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Kai
rated it it was ok
Oct 28, 2011
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers
  • The Nickel Boys
  • A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons
  • October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard
  • Long Way Down
  • My Year of Rest and Relaxation
  • On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
  • They Called Us Enemy
  • The Water Dancer
  • The Testaments (The Handmaid's Tale, #2)
See similar books…
53 followers
Dr. Gina Barreca, author of the new book If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse? Questions and Thoughts for Loud, Smart Women in Turbulent Times is also the author of It's Not That I'm Bitter: How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World. Gina has appeared on 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, the BBC, Dr. Phil, NPR and Oprah to discuss gender, power, poli ...more

News & Interviews

While books about anti-racism are trending on Goodreads and dominating the bestseller lists right now, some of our favorite Black authors are a...
170 likes · 32 comments