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by Sara Nickles,Bob Shacochis

ISBN: 0811807843
ISBN13: 978-0811807845
Language: English
Publisher: Chronicle Books; 7th Printing edition (August 1, 1994)
Pages: 224
Category: Humor
Subategory: Drollery

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Rating: 4.4
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Drinking, Smoking and Screwing book. So says the excellent introduction by Shacochis.

Drinking, Smoking and Screwing book. Selections range widely, from Mark Twain on what it means to enjoy a cigar, to an acerbic feminist essay by Erica Jong excerpted from Fear of Flying. Most essays are humorous, by authors such as Dorothy Parker, JamesThis anthology of stories, essays, and poems (many of them excerpts from larger works) recalls a time when writers celebrated excess rather than worried about life’s three great pleasures: a martini before and a cigarette after.

Drinking, Smoking, and Screwing is an excellent collection of laugh out loud literature. This book is an anthology of some of the best writers of our time. It will send you running to the nearest bookstore or library to find works by the authors included in this treasure. I could not put it down. A definite must-read. fun book! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ago. This collection of writings on the "fun" things in life is entertaining and indulgent. What a Great Concept. Published by Thriftbooks. If I read this in High School, I might have been much more interested in literature!

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Bob Shacochis at the 2013 Texas Book Festival. Drinking, Smoking and Screwing: Great Writers on Good Times (1994). 1951-09-09) September 9, 1951 (age 68) Pittston, Pennsylvania. Bob Shacochis (born September 9, 1951) is an American novelist, short story writer, and literary journalist. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University.

Bob Shacochis (born September 9, 1951) is an American novelist, short story writer, and literary journalist. Shacochis was born in Pennsylvania, but grew up in the Washington, . suburb of Maclean, Virginia. Drinking, Smoking and Screwing: Great Writers on Good Times (1994) ISBN 0-8118-0784-3 Domesticity: A Gastronomic Interpretation of Love (1994) ISBN 0-684-19642-5 The Immaculate Invasion (2000) ISBN 0-7475-4529-4 Conversations with Cuba (2001) ISBN 0-8203-2302-0. Easy in the Islands (1986) ISBN 0-8021-4059-9 The Next New World (1990) ISBN 0-14-012105-6 Swimming in the Volcano (1993) ISBN 0-684-19260-8.

From the classically libidinous Henry Miller to the hilariously contemporary Fran Lebowitz, "Drinking, Smoking and Screwing" includes novel excerpts, essays, poems, and short stories in a bawdy and thoroughly entertaining.

From the classically libidinous Henry Miller to the hilariously contemporary Fran Lebowitz, "Drinking, Smoking and Screwing" includes novel excerpts, essays, poems, and short stories in a bawdy and thoroughly entertaining anthology with no warnings - and no apologies. FictionDB is committed to providing the best possible fiction reference information.

Great Writers on Good Times. Published August 1, 1994 by Chronicle Books.

I was aware that Charlie had a drinking problem, and I wasn’t too sure this would be funny. His voice was deep and sexy, like an actor’s. His pace and delivery were impeccable.

Before the notion of "political correctness" encroached on the ways people spoke, wrote, and conducted themselves in public and private, some of America's best writers embraced unsafe sex, excessive alcohol, and a good cigar. From the classically libidinous Henry Miller to the hilariously contemporary Fran Lebowitz, Drinking, Smoking and Screwing includes novel excerpts, essays, poems, and short stories in a bawdy and thoroughly entertaining anthology with no warnings -- and no apologies.
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Kamuro
For my generation, the road to depravity was ostensibly via sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. For the contributors to this anthology, most born in the previous generation, moral and physical ruin came from DRINKING, SMOKING & SCREWING. It's comforting to note that there's at least one vice the two generations can agree upon.

It should come as no surprise that the subject of screwing dominates eleven of the book's twenty-four chapters, followed by drinking (7), smoking (4), and a combination of the last two (2).

The subtitle of DS&S is "Great Writers on Good Times", which implies that the three vices necessarily lead to such. But this isn't the case. The twenty-six contributing authors - 19 men and 7 women - present, rather, non-judgemental evidence of the human condition that both causes and results from indulgence in the title sins. The individual pieces, like Mark Twain's "Concerning Tobacco" and Art Buchwald's "Some Heady Phrases on Wine", are personal commentary on the subject at hand, or, like Terry Southern's and Mason Hoffenberg's "Candy" and Anais Nin's "Henry and June", are excerpts from longer works of fiction. There are even a couple of short poems.

As related to the overall topic, no chapter is less than three stars, and a couple are worth five. My personal faves are "The Ginger Man" by J.P. Donleavy, about the aftermath of a cad's argument with his long-suffering wife, and "Women" by Charles Bukowski, the perfect illustration of male Homo sapiens as Sexual Pig.

Were the book to be compiled today for the current generation, I imagine the title would be something like "Sugar-Laden Sodas, Fatty Fast Foods & Unprotected Screwing." Time marches on.

Xellerlu
This is the fourth time I bought this book. I'm not loaning it out anymore! Must- have for the bookshelf!

Ranicengi
Along with "Lying, Cheating and Stealing" this is just full of great writing, essays, snippets of novels and short stories. This is how writing is done. If you enjoy reading good literature, GET THIS BOOK!

Yainai
The title says it all. Read this book!

Quemal
A vrey interesting book. I couldn't put it down until finished.

Granirad
Great book

Whitesmasher
Sara Nickles' "Drinking, Smoking & Screwing" (she's the editor) is a terrific collection of essays on some of our favorite vices--you know what they are! She's done a great job of collecting pieces from the beginning of the 20th century--Dorothy Parker's quaintly flapperish "You Were Perfectly Fine" launches the volume--to the hard-knocks modern-day writing of Charles Bukowski.

Funniest among these--and most of them are indeed funny--is the late, great Spalding Grey's "College Girls." All his inhibitions, all his fears, all his trepidation comes across loud and clear in this recounting of his fumblings--some successful, some not--with college girls of his acquaintance. Don Marquis writes elegantly of the sundry subtle skills of rolling and then smoking a cigarette; Mary McCarthy addresses loss of virginity with an excerpt from her classic novel "The Group;" Corey Ford recounts an office party gone hellishly, hilariously wrong with alcohol; and Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg write the strangest piece of all, about an attractive woman irresistibly drawn to a homeless hunchback.

The range of human experience, as seen through our predilection for things that feel good but might not be so good for us, is laid bare here--pun intended--and it makes for a wonderful afternoon's reading.

It's a puritanical society we live in, and it sucks. This book makes for a fine release from that straightjacket.
This fabulous short story collection is pure, unadulterated (perhaps adulterous?), almost-illegal fun. Bukowski's unabashedly macho "Women", Erica Jong's Zipless...(can I say the word in a public review?), Eve Babitz's revelations on something called "The Green Death" (I must find some one day and see if it really is that good); well, it's everything your mother and the Surgeon General told you not to do, but you do anyway. Or at least you should.
Speaking of the Surgeon General, my favorite here is Fran Lebowitz's "When Smoke Gets In Your Eyes...Shut Them" (page 192), and I quote from it quite often in today's smokist, nicotine gum, get the patch society. For air pollution and my blood pressure, one would do better outlawing those pretentious, gas guzzling Suburban Utility Vehicles. I suspect that many of the writers in this book BECAME writers to be able to smoke on the job in peace.
I would quibble with a few of the inclusions. For instance, I would have used Anne Sexton's "Fury Of The Cocks" instead if "When A Man Enters A Woman". I would have picked one of Dorthy Parkers acerbic poems about love and sex rather than using "You Were Perfectly Fine". I would have left out the "Lotlita" excerpt altogether for something more overtly satisfying and taboo, such as Pat Califia's "Calyx of Isis". And I'd never have even touched the vapid, sexist, nonsensical and needlessly trashy "Candy", by Southern and Hoffenberg, which is in this collection is rather like a pimple on the chest of an otherwise exquisitely beautiful stripper.
However, the good "bad" stuff more than makes up for the, well, bad "bad" stuff, and this is a book I go back to again and again. Call it my bedtime reading, if you will....a book that goes deliciously well with a good Dunhill cigarette, a nice shot of Baileys, and a half dressed...oh, nevermind. There are kids here.

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