Hungover: The Morning After And One Man's Quest For A Cure by Shaughnessy Bishop-stallHungover: The Morning After And One Man's Quest For A Cure by Shaughnessy Bishop-stall

Hungover: The Morning After And One Man's Quest For A Cure

byShaughnessy Bishop-stall

Hardcover | November 27, 2018

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As long as there have been hangovers, there have been attempts to get rid of them. The ancient Romans consumed owl eggs, the Mongolians sheep eyes, and the Syrians ground-up sparrow beaks. To this day, despite convenience-store shelves full of mass-marketed elixirs, a true antidote still eludes us. In Hungover: The Morning After and One Man’s Quest for a Cure, acclaimed journalist and witty raconteur Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall explores what happens to our bodies and minds when we over-imbibe and all the ways, over time and through different cultures, that we’ve tried to fix it. He delves into the infamous consequences of those rough mornings experienced by the greats of the past—from Noah to Churchill to pitcher David Wells—and reveals his own personal quest to find relief, and quite possibly his own cure.

Hungover is an irresistible blend of culture, history, science, philosophy and mischievous humour. Part Simon Winchester, part Joshua Foer, part A. J. Jacobs and all Bishop-Stall, Hungover is both a  lamentation and a celebration of a very human experience.


Title:Hungover: The Morning After And One Man's Quest For A CureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.41 inPublished:November 27, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443426237

ISBN - 13:9781443426237

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Much more than a literary version of The Hangover movie I wasn't sure what to expect - sure, was looking for 'the cure', and expected there'd be antics involved, but found the historical, biblical and scientific references fascinating. Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall is either a great researcher, a Renaissance man, or both. Lots of laughs, but interjected with some serious personal observations. Well worth the read.
Date published: 2019-02-01

Editorial Reviews

In Hungover, journalist Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall tests out hangover cures like polar bear swims and saline IV drips in an effort to figure out how to make Sunday mornings a bit more sufferable. He sorts through the fact and the fiction so you don’t have to.”