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How to Drink  by Vincent Obsopoeus, Michael Fontaine

How to Drink: A Classical Guide to the Art of Imbibing

Vincent Obsopoeus, Michael Fontaine

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Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 13 Mar 2020
ISBN: 9780691192147
3 stars out of 5
2 Apr 2020

"Some of the advice is curiously specific"

Having spent most of the book arguing against binge-drinking, Obsopoeus finishes by telling you how to do it. There’s so much social pressure to join in, he says, that sooner or later you’ll have to comply: drink plenty of water, build up tolerance, make sure your opponent in any contest matches you round for round. And line your stomach. A ‘nimble cow’s roasted lung’ is said to be particularly good at combating drunkenness, should you happen to have one to hand.