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Author: Mallory O'Meara Narrator: Mallory O'Meara Publisher: Harlequin Audio Audio Length: Release Date: October 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781488210419

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From Los Angeles Times bestselling 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 readers everywhere can look to each celebrated woman in this book—and proudly have what she’s having.

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  • “A raw shot of boozy history that stings as well as it soothes!”

    - Patton Oswalt, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Thorough and thoroughly entertaining…Elegantly woven into each cheeky chapter is rigorous historical context…Serves as bracing refreshment from a master textual mixologist.” 

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “At last, the feminist history of booze we’ve been waiting for!”

    - Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist
  • “Cheers to Mallory O’Meara and her serious yet seriously entertaining treatise on the history of gendered drinks. Girly Drinks will introduce you to queens and nuns, bootleggers and bartenders, telling their stories and proving the point that all drinks are girly drinks.”

    - Jeanette Hurt, author of Drink Like a Woman

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About the Author

Mallory O’Meara is an author, screenwriter, and a producer for the independent film company Dark Dunes Productions.