“Sometimes I write drunk and revise sober, and sometimes I write sober and revise drunk. But you have to have both elements in creation — the Apollonian and the Dionysian, or spontaneity and restraint, emotion and discipline.”
– Peter De Vries, Reuben, Reuben
And so I shall.
At least two cocktails per chapter.
…to soften the senses and open doors long-shut.
Life & Dark Liquor
‘Sequel’ to Reality is Best Served with Red Wine
Having survived winter in the Chicago suburbs, J Edward Neill descends to Atlanta, where summers are mercilessly hot and every evening invites new adventures.
In the Deep South, he discovers new places, new friendships, and new cocktails.
Alternatively calm and stormy, exuberant and lonely, his latest bounce between bottles digs into the life of an ordinary author living in a strange and unpredictable world. Life and Dark Liquor is both a memoir and philosophical piece, ranging through topics both small and grandiose:
Holding on to relationships.
Searching for creativity.
Marriage, divorce, and the hardest parts of being human.
And what’s more…
J Edward sips scotch, bourbon, and deep, dark whiskey with every chapter. No topic goes untouched.
No cocktail is spared.