Under The Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide

Hardcover | November 5, 2013

byKevin C. FitzpatrickForeword byAllen Katz

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"I love a martini-But two at the most.Three, I'm under the table;Four, I'm under the host."Raise a glass to Dorothy Parker's wit and wisdom. Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, founder and president of the Dorothy Parker Society, gives us an intoxicating new look at the doyenne of the ripping riposte through the lens she most preferred: the bottom of a glass. A bar book for Parker enthusiasts and literary tipplers alike, Under the Table offers a unique take on Mrs. Parker, the Algonquin Round Table, and the Jazz Age by celebrating the cocktails that she, her bitter friends, and sweetest enemies enjoyed. Each entry of this delicious compendium offers a fascinating and lively history of a period cocktail, a complete recipe, and the characters associated with it. The book also features a special selection of twenty first-century speakeasy-style recipes from the country's top mixologists. Topping it off are excerpts from Parker's poems, stories, and other writings that will allow you to enjoy her world from the speakeasies of New York City to the watering holes of Hollywood.

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"I love a martini-But two at the most.Three, I'm under the table;Four, I'm under the host."Raise a glass to Dorothy Parker's wit and wisdom. Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, founder and president of the Dorothy Parker Society, gives us an intoxicating new look at the doyenne of the ripping riposte through the lens she most preferred: the bottom o...

Kevin C. Fitzpatrick is founder and president of the Dorothy Parker Society, author of A Journey into Dorothy Parker's New York, and co-editor of The Lost Algonquin Round Table. A licensed New York City sightseeing guide, he gives tours of city landmarks, literary sites, cemeteries, and unusual locations. He frequently speaks at librar...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 7.5 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:November 5, 2013Publisher:Lyons PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:076279268X

ISBN - 13:9780762792689

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. A Los Angeles Times Best New Book Selection. A Vogue Perfect Gift Book Pick"Slim but handy" -New York Times"A fine, fizzy new literary treatment ... An elaborately structured appreciation ... it's an offbeat and boundlessly amusing cultural safari-L. A. Weekly"A charmingly assembled, lovely little package that many people will find an essential addition to their shelves. ... Both informative and useful: it gives nice little histories of each drink and is well organized and very handsomely designed. ... If you're someone who takes your booze at all seriously, then this is a book you will enjoy tremendously." -New Haven Review"Unique ... A delightful blend of hearsay and history, musings and mixology, there's plenty to satisfy Dorothy's fans as well as lots of lore to inspire cocktail enthusiasts to become new ones. ... Readers can enjoy drinks and stories from across the country and even around the world. ... Whether you're a Dorothy Parker devotee or a craft cocktail connoisseur-or, hell, just a lush who loves spouting poetry-be sure to add this book to your must-read pile. Then, consider your holiday gift list solved." -Black Heart magazine"A swell new book ... Clever ... There's only one place to shelve this in a bookstore-right next to the cash register. The holidays are coming; this is a perfect gift book." -Travalanche