- The 24 Hour Drink Book, A Guide to Executive Survival
The 24 Hour Drink Book, A Guide to Executive Survival
Maloney, Ralph. The 24 Hour Drink Book, A Guide to Executive Survival. First Edition. 1962. Book is in very good condition; dust jacket is in good condition. The original dust jacket is present and intact, but for cosmetic reasons, there is a facsimile overlay for the front cover. Illustrated by Leo Summers.
There are countless how-to books on how to succeed in business. As such, today’s new idea quickly becomes yesterday’s news. Yet this book of advice remains original even half a century after publication. That is because it is geared to a specific and often overlooked niche—the office lush. Namely, it advises him on how to use every trick in his disposal to successfully hide his drinking from his coworkers, and how to best manage the resulting hangovers. Includes frequent illustration.
“The Working-Lush-Executive’s telephone is a pronouncedly schizoid instrument. In the morning it is a shrill tyrant; in the afternoon it is a boon companion and a swell way to kill time.”