Party Like a President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief From the Oval Office
Workman Publishing, 10.02.2015 - 272 Seiten
There’s the office: President of the United States. And then there’s the man in the office—prone to temptation and looking to unwind after a long day running the country. Celebrating the decidedly less distinguished side of the nation’s leaders, humor writer Brian Abrams offers a compelling, hilarious, and true American history on the rocks—a Washington-to-Obama, vice-by-vice chronicle of how the presidents like to party.
From explicit love letters to slurred speeches to nude swims at Bing Crosby’s house, reputations are ruined and secrets bared. George Washington brokered the end of the? American Revolution over glasses of Madeira. Ulysses S. Grant rarely drew a sober breath when he was leading the North to victory. And it wasn’t all liquor. Some presidents preferred their drugs—Nixon was a pill-popper. And others chased women instead—both ?the professorial Woodrow Wilson (who signed his love letters “Tiger”) and the good ol’ boy Bill Clinton, though neither could hold a candle to Kennedy, who also received the infamous Dr. Feelgood’s “vitamin” injections of pure amphetamine.
Illustrated throughout with infographics (James Garfield’s attempts at circumnavigating the temperance movement), comic strips (George Bush Sr.’s infamous televised vomiting incident), caricatures, and fake archival documents, the book has the smart, funny feel of Mad magazine meets The Colbert Report. Plus, it includes recipes for 44 cocktails inspired by each chapter’s partier-in-chief.
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His Rotunditys Morning Routine
Riding Dining and a Little UnBending
His Fine Portly Buxom Dame
Martin Van Ruin
The Mighty Lord of the Wilderness
A Passionate Scholar
The Unknown Comic
Lock Stock and Bootleggers Barrels
American Hero Awful Bartender
The Hazards of a Teetotaler Lifestyle
Hero of Many a WellFought Battle
A House in Disarray
In the Face of My Nation
A Natural Craving
The Water Flowed Like Champagne
Undoing the Hayes Ban
The Swinging Garden of Babylon
The Pious Moonlight Dude
Frat Boys Take the Stand
First Couch Potatoes
The Carnal Adventures of JFK and His Highly Influential Vice President JJ
The Texas White House
All the Presidents Meds
Memories of Jerry
Raising the Drinking Age
The Vomiting Incident
The Demon Looking Back
The Choom Gang
So Who Partied the Hardest?
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