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Make Mine a Double
Why Women Like Us Like to Drink (Or Not)
Gina Barreca  

$19.95 Hardcover
Release Date: 9/13/2011
ISBN: 978-1-58465-759-0    

192 Pages

Distributed for University Press of New England


About the Book

Bottoms up! This landmark celebration of women and drink chips away at traditional images of gender one ice-cube at a time.

Make Mine A Double pours together a collection of witty, intelligent, and provocative pieces about women and their beverages of choice. Edited by humorist and academic mahatma Gina Barreca, the twenty-eight original essays here come from a diverse community of voices, from ages twenty-one to seventy-nine, including such luminaries as Fay Weldon, Wendy Liebman, Amy Bloom, Liza Donnelly, Nicole Hollander, Beth Jones, Dawn Lundy Martin, and many others.

Equal parts paean to spirits, an open discussion of drinking (or not drinking), and a call to feminists everywhere to say "salut," Make Mine A Double shimmers with thoughtfulness, humor, and self-examination. These tales of womenís complex relationships with alcohol are the story of every womanís effort to find her independence and sense of belonging, be it at a college party, a high-powered cocktail party, or on a stool at the neighborhood watering hole.

Barreca and the writers have agreed that all their profits from the book will be donated to Windham Hospitalís "Ginaís Friends" fund which aids women in need.

About the Author(s)

Gina Barreca has appeared on 20/20, 48 Hours, NPR, The Today Show, Joy Behar, and Oprah, to discuss gender, power, politics, and humor. Her books, which have been translated into seven languages, include They Used to Call Me Snow White But I Drifted, Babes in Boyland, and Itís Not That Iím Bitter. She is a professor of English and feminist theory at the University of Connecticut.

Table of Contents

- An Aperitif -- Gina Barreca
- Speak-Easy -- Kristen Dombek
- Just a Splash -- Maggie Mitchell
- From Absinthe to Zima -- Nicole Callihan
- This American Martini -- Dawn Lundy Martin
- Against Mixology -- Sarah Deming
- The Cocktail as Fashion Accessory -- Karen Renner
- My Mentor, the Cocktail -- Liza Donnelly
- Hilarity and Mirth -- Fay Weldon
- Raising the Glass -- Catherine Conant
- Whereís the Party? -- Rita Ciresi
- How Drink Saved My Sibling Relationship -- Nicole Hollander
- Sun over the Yardarm -- Sophia Romero
- The Foreign Girlís Tour of Japanese Night Life -- Sarah Rasher
- Sunday at the Kilabu -- Greta Scheibel
- Paralyzed by Fear No More -- Ami Lynch
- On Saying "Cheers!" and Meaning It -- Lindsey Keefe
- A Word for the Boys -- Kerri Brown
- More Champagne, Darling? -- Amy Bloom
- The Good, the Bad, and the Bubbly -- Pamela Katz
- The Breakup -- Laurie Fendrich
- Imbibing as a Lady -- Jill Eisenstadt
- The Drink -- Susan Campbell
- Drink and the Single Girl -- Niamh Cunningham
- A -- Wendy Liebman
- By Way of Booze and Broccoli -- Stephanie K. Hopkins
- Permission Slips -- Gina Barreca
- Momsí Club -- Laura Rossi Totten
- The Park Slope Stroller Wars -- Louise Crawford
- One Not-So-Simple Question -- Beth Jones
- Contributors


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Related Topics

Women's Studies

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