Hungover

The Morning After and One Man's Quest for a Cure

by Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall

On Sale: 11/27/2018

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Hungover

The Morning After and One Man's Quest for a Cure

by Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall

On Sale: 11/27/2018

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About the Book

As long as there have been hangovers, there have been attempts to get rid of them. The ancient Romans consumed owl eggs, the Mongolians sheep eyes, and the Syrians ground-up sparrow beaks. To this day, despite convenience-store shelves full of mass-marketed elixirs, a true antidote still eludes us. In Hungover: The Morning After and One Man’s Quest for a Cure, acclaimed journalist and witty raconteur Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall explores what happens to our bodies and minds when we over-imbibe and all the ways, over time and through different cultures, that we’ve tried to fix it. He delves into the infamous consequences of those rough mornings experienced by the greats of the past—from Noah to Churchill to pitcher David Wells—and reveals his own personal quest to find relief, and quite possibly his own cure.

Hungover is an irresistible blend of culture, history, science, philosophy and mischievous humour. Part Simon Winchester, part Joshua Foer, part A. J. Jacobs and all Bishop-Stall, Hungover is both a  lamentation and a celebration of a very human experience.

 

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Critical Praise

Who knew subject matter so (literally) uncomfortable could be so much damn fun?. . . . Part science, part folklore, part string of the author’s very bad ideas with good intentions, Hungover is a highly knowledgeable and ridiculously enjoyable ride.” - Stacey May Fowles, author of Baseball Life Advice

“Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall has risked life and liver to write this book, a perilous trip into many mornings after—historical, cinematic, literary, and of course his own.” - Adam Rogers, author of Proof: The Science of Booze

“Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall invests health, wealth and well-being in a wild Dionysian quest for a viable hangover cure. In the end he gets more than he bargained for, and we do, too.” - -- Linden Macintyre, Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author

“It takes a writer as skilled as Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall to write a rip-roaring adventure story about the morning after. Thoroughly researched, rich in history and humour, against all odds, Hungover makes you wish you were there.” - Tabatha Southey

Praise for Down to This: “A truly amazing book, wonderfully written. All the time I was reading, I was either choked up or grinning from ear to ear. This is a stunning debut.” - Paul Quarrington, author of Whale Music and The Spirit Cabinet

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443426237
  • ISBN 10: 1443426237
  • Imprint: HarperAvenue
  • On Sale: 11/27/2018
  • Pages: 416
  • List Price:29.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / General

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