‘Vodka’ in the ‘Federalist’ and more

In the middle of a hectic two weeks doing media for Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered America, I forgot to link to Neal Dewing’s extremely thoughtful and generous review of my book, plus a Q&A, in the Federalist. I am honestly quite certain it’s the nicest lengthy writeup of Vodka to date.

On July 27, I also had the pleasure of going to the studio for an hourlong show called Foodie and the Beast with David Nellis and his wife Nycci (of TheListAreYouOnIt.com) along with celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio (whose Aggio in Baltimore just received a rave “First Bite” review from the Washington Post‘s Tom Sietsema), Brabo’s Harper Curtis, and Will and Boris of Copperwood Tavern. Great food and refreshment on the set—what could be better?

Then it was up to Connecticut where I did a half-hour segment (using my in-laws’ landline) on The Jason Lewis Show (where I talked so long that I hit the fence!). The following night, July 29, I made my appearance at R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison. The book-talk was well-attended (35-40 guests) and everyone seemed to have a great time. A perk of being a visiting author to R.J. Julia: Pick a book, any book, on the house! So I chose the latest awesome edition of Club International.

Special thanks to Linda and Bob Dwyer for the room and board, food, and an outing to Dinosaur State Park!

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