The Joy of Drinking

Joy of DrinkingToday’s Washington Post has an interview with Barbara Holland, author of The Joy of Drinking. She ‘s a fabulous old tart.

Her books include (among others):

  • Endangered Pleasures: In Defense of Naps, Bacon, Martinis, Profanity, and Other Indulgences
  • They Went Whistling – Women Wayfarers, Warriors, Runaways, and Renegades
  • Hail to the Chiefs: Presidential Mischief, Morals, & Malarkey from George W. to George W.

At the end of the Post interview (during which they polished off a bottle of wine), she sang this ditty to the interviewer:

I had a little hen and she had a wooden leg,
And every time she cackled, she would lay a wooden egg.
She was the best little hen that we had on the farm,
And another little drink wouldn’t do us any harm.

Sounds like my kind of dame.

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