For our March book club, we're going to discussing a collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald essays entitled "On Booze." Why not join us for a glass of wine as we discuss a great writer's crushing and life-destroying battle with debilitating alcoholism?
This book was released in 2011 by one of, if not the, greatest American independent presses, New Directions, who describe this book as such:
“First you take a drink,” F. Scott Fitzgerald once noted, “then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” Fitzgerald wrote alcohol into almost every one of his stories. On Booze gathers debutantes and dandies, rowdy jazz musicians, lost children and ragtime riff-raff into a newly compiled collection taken from The Crack-Up, and other works never before published by New Directions. On Booze portrays “The Jazz Age” as Fitzgerald experienced it: roaring, rambunctious, and lush — with quite a hangover.
I'm looking forward to this one, a quick read compared to the Icelandic saga of February!