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

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Feb 14, 2009 - Humor - 240 pages
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In Drink, Play, F@#k Bob Sullivan, a jilted husband, sets off to explore the world, experience a meaningful connection with the divine, and rediscover his passion. His travels lead him from his home in New York City to a drinking bender across Ireland, through the glitz and glamour that is Las Vegas, and to the hedonistic pleasure palaces of Thailand. After a lifetime of playing it safe, Mr. Sullivan finally follows his heart and lives out everyone's deepest fantasies. For who among us hasn't dreamed of standing stark naked, head upturned, and mouth agape beneath a cascading torrent of Guinness Stout? What could be more exhilarating than losing every penny you have because Charlie Weiss went for a meaningless last-second field goal? And what sensate creature could ever doubt that the greatest pleasure known to man can be found in a leaky bamboo shack filled with glassy-eyed, bruised Asian hookers? Bob Sullivan has a lot to teach us about life. Let's just pray we have the wisdom to put aside our preconceptions and listen. Because what Bob Sullivan finds isn't at all what he expected.
 

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User Review  - shelleyraec - LibraryThing

Not as funny as I hoped. It reads more like a sitcom that relies on visuals than a novel with enough detail and nuance to really draw you in. That said a quick easy boy-lit read - men will likely enjoy it so it was OK. Read full review

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User Review  - c76harris - Overstock.com

SOOO much better than that OTHER book. I found eat pray love to be too full of privilege entitlement and fauxhumility I couldnt even finish it because I was tired of being told how much better and more enlightened the author was than me. This is downtoearth and funny. Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Andrew Gottlieb started out as a staff writer for MTV Networks. Since then he has wide experience as a comedy writer in and producer of in sit coms, feature films, and books. He was writer for Nickelodeon's "Catdog," ABC's "The Paula Poundstone Show," a story editor for NBC's "The Sing Guy", and co-producer for NBC’s “Watching Ellie” and UPN’s “Malcolm & Eddie” He is currently writing and producing Z Rock, an original TV show that he co-created for the Independent Film Channel.


Being the son of the late Paul Gottlieb, who was head of Abrams for years, and the stepson of Elisabeth Scharlatt of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill's, Andrew is very knowledgeable about the publishing industry.

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