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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (47 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Toby Cecchini Narrator: Toby Cecchin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Cosmopolitan is a memoir of the bartending life structured as a day in the life of Passerby, the bar owned and run by Toby Cecchini. It is, as well, a rich study of human nature—of the outlandish behavior of the human animal under the influence of alcohol, of lust, and of the sheer desire to bust loose and party. As the typical day progresses, Cecchini muses over a life spent in the service industry and the fascinating particulars of his chosen profession. He is by turns witty, acute, mordant, and lyrical in dealing with the realities of his profession, shedding plenty of light on the hidden corners of what people do when they go out at night.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Quod Demonstradum | 10/18/2013

    " A fun read, Cosmopolitan is a memoir that includes both fun anecdotes as well as thoughtful insights to the operation of a bar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by thomas | 6/1/2013

    " This is the guy that invented the Cosmopolitan. But the book is more of a memoir of bartending in the Meatpacking district of Manhattan. Well written and interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Falisha | 7/7/2012

    " I live in a country that doesn't really have a lot of good booze, our limitations can be frustrating at times. This book made me 1.miss nyc 2.soooo thirsty! good, fast and easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elyssa | 5/2/2012

    " I agree with Alex that the information about drinks, tipping, and other bar etiquette wasn't very interesting to me, but learning about the working life of a bartender and bar owner in NYC made this a worthwhile read. "

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