Behind Bars: The Straight-Up Tales of a Big-City Bartender Wenzel, Ty
0312311028 / 9780312311025 Very Good.
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 2003 Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press. The word 'Gift' is inkstamped on 1st blank page. Otherwise very clean; pages bright; binding tight. Only light shelfwear; appears unread. 262 pages. Language: English. '[O]ffers a raw and clever account of slinging drinks in New York City on the Bowery before and during its renaissance. Wenzel, now 36, has just thrown in the towel after a decade at the swank Marion's Continental Restaurant and Lounge--a gig that was supposed to be a temporary escape after corporate burnout, but instead, like with most bartenders, took over her life. Honest, clever, and often scathingly funny, this memoir at once offers outrageous tales, the dirty little secrets of the trade, and inspired commentary on bar culture and the human condition. Wenzel's candid stories of life behind the bar covers everything: sex, money, celebrities, the tricks mixers play on you to get you to stay on that stool, how to jumpstart your own bartender fantasy, that all-important tip . . . and how pink drinks like the Cosmopolitan are ruining civilization.'--from jacket flap. Keywords: tell-all, expose, cocktail, mixologist, mixology.