Quite simply one of the most delightful, entertaining, clever, honest memoirs I have ever had the pleasure to read. Life reviewed with the help of good friends, fellow drinkers, and that most sophisticated of drinks, the martini. I have been inspired to seek out my own perfect martini may take a whileolive, anyone?
I became interested in this author after reading in the news today that he is boycotting a literary tour in China to protest the Communist government's imprisonment of Liu Xiaobo, lead organizer of the "Charter 8" petition and manifesto. Liu has also been a literary critic and guest lecturer at Columbia University. Charter 8 was an open letter to the Communist Party leaders of China calling for press freedom and democratic reform. Liu was arrested on December 8, 2008 and later sentenced to 11 ye [...]