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Girly Drinks

By: Mallory O'Meara
Narrated by: Mallory O'Meara
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From Los Angeles Times best-selling author Mallory O'Meara comes a lively and engrossing feminist history of women drinking through the ages.

Strawberry daiquiris. Skinny martinis. Vodka sodas with lime. These are the cocktails that come in sleek-stemmed glasses, bright colors and fruity flavors—these are the girly drinks.

From the earliest days of civilization, alcohol has been at the center of social rituals and cultures worldwide. But when exactly did drinking become a gendered act? And why have bars long been considered 'places for men' when, without women, they might not even exist?

With whip-smart insight and boundless curiosity, Girly Drinks unveils an entire untold history of the female distillers, drinkers, and brewers who have played a vital role in the creation and consumption of alcohol, from ancient Sumerian beer goddess Ninkasi to iconic 1920s bartender Ada Coleman. Filling a crucial gap in culinary history, O'Meara dismantles the long-standing patriarchal traditions at the heart of these very drinking cultures, in the hope that listeners everywhere can look to each celebrated woman in this book—and proudly have what she's having.

©2022 Mallory O'Meara (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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“At last, the feminist history of booze we've been waiting for!” (Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist)

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Read by Mallory herself

I am a big fan of the Reading Glasses podcast Mallory O’Meara hosts with Brea Grant. So when I saw that Mallory reads this book herself audio was the way to go for me.

Enjoyed listening to a chapter a night as we were taken thought a history of women and alcohol. Well researched micro history told in an engaging way

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