An A–Z of Hellraisers: A Comprehensive Compendium of Outrageous Insobriety

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A quirky and anecdote-driven A–Z compendium celebrating the most outrageous, depraved, tortured, and eccentric hellraisers the world has ever seen, from Wild Bill Hickok to Ozzy, Francis Bacon to Belushi, Dean Martin to Courtney Love The miscreant mob in this whopper of a book—the last word on inebriated misbehavior—constitute the most amazing grouping to see in print: from Alexander the Great, whose drunken revelries once ended with the destruction of an entire city; to W. C. Fields, who passed critical judgement on a brass band by urinating over them from a hotel balcony; Dylan Thomas, who drove a sports car onto Charlie Chaplin's private tennis court; to Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, suffocating on his own vomit after consuming 40 measures of vodka—what a night out that was! This hilarious volume makes for an ideal bedside companion or pub companion, as it scrutinizes and salutes these glorious individuals, including Winston Churchill, Tallulah Bankhead, Keith Moon, Robert Mitchum, Ernest Hemingway, Sam Peckinpah, Errol Flynn, Charles Bukowski, Hank Williams, Nikki Sixx, Billie Holiday, and many more.

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Robert Sellers is the author of The Battle for BondHellraisers, and Hollywood Hellraisers. He has contributed to such publications as Cinema RetroEmpire, Independent, SFX, and Total Film.

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"A welcome surprise . . . Like the rejuvenating martinis and blurry haze of cigarettes in Mad Men, Robert Sellers's nostalgic Hellraisers . . . amounts to an unapologetic celebration of the plastered and the damned in our sanctimonious Oprah age of public confession and easy redemption."  —Wall Street Journal on Hellraisers

"An incredibly entertaining series of anecdotes, interspersed with unpretentious and conversational interviews—all about drinking."  —Los Angeles Times on Hellraisers

"One hell of a ride."  —People Magazine on Hollywood Hellraisers

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