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Mencken's hooch tally


One of my literary heroes, H.L. Mencken, once inscribed one of his books with a tally of the alcohol he drank during the three years it took to write the book. I particularly love the "more or less" at the end - anyone who drank like Mencken couldn't possibly keep track of exact varieties or quantities, no matter how good the bookkeeping.

July 16, 2009 in Books | Permalink