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Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol
Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol
Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol
Audiobook11 hours

Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol

Written by Mallory O'Meara

Narrated by Mallory O'Meara

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

“At last, the feminist history of booze we’ve been waiting for!” —Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist

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.
Release dateOct 19, 2021
Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol

Mallory O'Meara

Mallory is an author, screenwriter and film producer. Whether it’s for the screen or the page, Mallory seeks creative projects filled with horror and monsters. Every week, she cohosts the literary podcast Reading Glasses. Her first book is The Lady from the Black Lagoon. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and too many cats. You can follow Mallory on Twitter @malloryomeara or visit her website malloryomeara.com.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    This listening experience was amazing!!! Truly, I’m stunned at just how overwhelmingly good it was to spend time with the past few weeks and every day I looked forward to learning something new ?? as I approached the end, I decided to finally get the hard copy of the book to add to my collection and I’m sooo honored to do so!! A book that I hope finds it’s way to our education system because there was so much history here that would go well with was taught and would do better service for us all as it puts the patriarchal system on blast for always keeping women from equality and their proper due respect! ? Women have been strong tho and persevered and have always shown to be excellent leaders whenever given the opportunity to do so and I just have so much love for this book!! I didn’t know I needed it but I did!! ?

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