Living Loaded: Tales of Sex, Salvation, and the Pursuit of the Never-Ending Happy Hour

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9780307718471: Living Loaded: Tales of Sex, Salvation, and the Pursuit of the Never-Ending Happy Hour

Read the book Sammy Hagar calls "kick-ass, balls to the wall rock n roll cranked to ear-bleed levels."

Many people drink, few do it professionally. My name is Dan Dunn and I consume alcohol for a living.

 
That’s right. I get paid to run around boozing, carousing, and getting into all manner of trouble, all in the name of covering the “adult beverage beat” for one of the most iconic brands on the planet, Playboy.
 
I hereby invite you to join me, as I conduct “revealing” hotel room interviews with porn stars in LA; go Zip Cat racing in Scotland with Stifler from American Pie; turn the notoriously posh Pebble Peach Wine Tournament into the opportunity for a 3-day bender (thank God for my trusty voice recorder); enjoy whiskey-fueled romantic encounters in alleyways behind East Village watering holes; get forcibly removed from a boxing match at a Vegas casino (thanks to an unfortunate misunderstanding involving lots of liquor, and the flag of Cuba); get dumped by my stripper/med student girlfriend (mid-lap dance, no less) simply for not being "husband material;” wake up naked on a big-shot Hollywood producer’s living room floor; and learn, the hard way, why NEVER to order an Irish car bomb in a Dublin pub.
 
Along the way, I’ll share with you the hard-won wisdom from a life lived loaded, including how to amass a kick-ass collection of bar memorabilia, to how to be Yankee and survive bars in the sticks, to how to maintain the perfect buzz during air travel. And for those of you really serious about cocktails, I’ve even included 16 original recipes created just for this book by the world's best-known practitioners of the mixocological arts. You can thank me later.
 
A bawdy barroom confessional that leaves no shot glass un-shot, no beer un-chugged, no potential paramour un-hit-upon, this is the most entertaining and honest book about the Drinking Life ever written. At least, ever written by me.

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Dan Dunn is the incorrigible if slightly wobbly fellow who pens the enormously popular "Imbiber" column for Playboy Enterprises. A long-time journalist and raconteur, his work has appeared in GQ, USA Today, Maxim, and the LA Times.  Dan is a weekly guest on the Playboy Radio Morning Show on Sirius/XM satellite radio, and former staff writer for the Emmy-nominated Talk Soup. He lives in Marina Del Rey, CA, with his many demons, and is survived by countless ex-girlfriends, his mother, dad, two brothers and two sisters... which would be true if he were dead. Dan chronicles his adventures at theimbiber.net

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The author of Playboy.com’s “Imbiber” column is proud of his vocation, reminding us repeatedly that he drinks for a living. As we noted in our review of Nobody Likes a Quitter (2007), though Dunn also enjoys comparing himself to his late mentor, Hunter S. Thompson, he’s like Thompson without the political awareness, righteous indignation, and satirical genius: in short, he’s a guy who’s good at partying. But, given this book’s title, he’s not really promising anything else. He is a good storyteller, lacing his often tongue-in-cheek advice about the boozing life with outré anecdotes and even somewhat sober introspection. And his advice about drinking is refreshingly unpretentious, which makes the 15 cocktail recipes from prominent mixologists seem somewhat misplaced. Though they may taste delightful, few of them will be accomplished by mere mortals without a scavenger hunt at high-end liquor stores. This sometimes slapdash compendium (much of it taken from his columns) has its moments but will be most avidly consumed by those who share the author’s own awe at his job: Dude, you drink for a living? --Keir Graff

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