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Gower St Presents: Mallory O'Meara on Girly Drinks

Wednesday 27th July 2022
18:30 - 19:45 at Waterstones, London - Gower Street

Gower St Presents: Mallory O'Meara on Girly Drinks

Join us for a very special author talk with Mallory O'Meara, historian and author of Girly Drinks, and co-host of the literary podcast Reading Glasses.

Drink has always been at the centre of social rituals and cultures worldwide—and women have been at the heart of its production and consumption. So when did drinking become gendered? How have patriarchies tried to erase and exclude women from industries they've always led, and how have women fought back? And why are things from bars to whiskey considered ‘masculine’, when, without women, they might not exist?

With boundless insight and curiosity, Girly Drinks unveils distillers, brewers, drinkers and bartenders with a vital role in the creation and consumption of alcohol, from Cleopatra, Catherine the Great and the real Veuve Clicquot to Chinese poets, medieval nuns and Prohibition bootleggers.

'Cheers to Mallory O'Meara and her serious yet seriously entertaining treatise on the history of gendered drinks. Girly Drinks will introduce you to queens and nuns, bootleggers and bartenders, telling their stories and proving the point that all drinks are girly drinks', Jeanette Hurt, author of Wisconsin Cocktails and Drink Like a Woman.

Mallory O’Meara is a bestselling historian, co-host of the literary podcast Reading Glasses, and author of The Lady from the Black Lagoon, an award-winning cultural history of Hollywood monsters and the forgotten woman who designed them. Mallory lives in the mountains near Los Angeles. Bourbon is her drink of choice.
@malloryomeara

London - Gower Street Waterstones, London - Gower Street
Wednesday 27th July 2022
18:30 - 19:45

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