About this book
Trade paperback. An entertaining tour of different drinking cultures, by an author determined to get tipsy in the dry countries of the Middle East. Contrasts the culture of permission in the West with culture of prohibition in the Islamic East.
Booze is mankind's premier drug of choice, the most popular mind-altering substance ever devised, and it plays a furtive, celebrated and subversive role in nearly every culture on earth. This title explores the culture of permission, particularly in the West, and the opposing culture of prohibition, notably in the Islamic East.