Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Drink, Play, F@#k: One Man's Search for Anything Across Ireland, Las Vegas, and Thailand

If you read Eat, Pray, Love and didn't like it (like me and a few of my friends) then this book is your answer. Without spelling it out for the reader, the author presumes to be the ex-husband of the woman in EPL and tells you of his post-divorce adventure. It was more uplifting, funnier, and truer to life than that "other story" which is silly because EPL is non-fiction and DPF is fiction. I only wish I got to read it right after I finished EPL so I could have compared them closer.

My favorite quotes from the book were:
"You want to know how easy it is to play craps? I have played craps before, and I have already gone on record saying I have no idea how to play craps."

"I will not waste your time or my meager brainpower trying to describe how insanely amazing the Grand Canyon is."

I think this is the final book I can fit in for the Well-Seasoned Reader Challenge which asked that you share which book was your favorite from the challenge. I read:
~ Blessed are the Cheesemakers by Sarah-Kate Lynch
~ Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
~ Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
~ Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
~ Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
~ Drink, Play, F@#k: One Man's Search for Anything Across Ireland, Las Vegas, and Thailand by Andrew Gottlieb

and although I enjoyed each and every one of them I would have to say...Water for Elephants was my favorite!


stephanie said...

Ooh...this book sounds wonderful. Hated Eat, Pray, Love. HATED it.

Melissa said...

I saw this one in Borders, and the cover made me laugh (Hubby didn't get the joke until I found a copy of Eat, Pray, Love and showed him the two side-by-side). I haven't read EPL (yet...) but this one did look like fun. I thought it was non-fiction, though.

Oh, and thanks for participating in the challenge! I'm glad you had a good time.

Chelsea Heath said...

It's fiction, just written like a memoir. I just read it, and loved it. It was so funny!