1. Schaap, Rosie. Drinking With Men: A Memoir. Riverhead: Penguin Group (USA). 2013. 288p. ISBN 9781594487118. $26.95.

Schaap measures out her life in beer and shot glasses in this beautifully composed look at a woman’s coming to age in a setting more often reserved for men: bars. Each chapter details the allures of one of Schaap’s favorite watering holes and its role in her growth as a person, writer, teacher, minister, and counselor. There is no veneer of vanity in Schaap’s tour of the taverns of her life, which results in a portrait that is detailed and genuine. VERDICT Several chapters in Schaap’s account could stand alone as short stories: readers first meet her as a fortune-telling hippie chick teenager cadging drinks on the Metro North. This book grabbed me, and I think it will grab you.

Memoir Short Takes: Food, Drink, and DNA
LJ memoir columnist Therese Nielsen gave Rosie Schaap’s new memoir a starred review!

    OrangeReviewStar Memoir Short Takes: Food, Drink, and DNASchaap, Rosie. Drinking With Men: A Memoir. Riverhead: Penguin Group (USA). 2013. 288p. ISBN 9781594487118. $26.95.

    Schaap measures out her life in beer and shot glasses in this beautifully composed look at a woman’s coming to age in a setting more often reserved for men: bars. Each chapter details the allures of one of Schaap’s favorite watering holes and its role in her growth as a person, writer, teacher, minister, and counselor. There is no veneer of vanity in Schaap’s tour of the taverns of her life, which results in a portrait that is detailed and genuine. VERDICT Several chapters in Schaap’s account could stand alone as short stories: readers first meet her as a fortune-telling hippie chick teenager cadging drinks on the Metro North. This book grabbed me, and I think it will grab you.

    Memoir Short Takes: Food, Drink, and DNA

    LJ memoir columnist Therese Nielsen gave Rosie Schaap’s new memoir a starred review!

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    heard her radio interview the other day and I absolutely loved the advice she had for the listeners! if only i could get...
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