Amazingly almost 200 of you responded to our poll about drinking at work functions and calling in sick with a hangover with 50% of responders admitting to most of the above which includes being drunk at a work function and showing up to work hungover. Surprisingly, 9% of those polled never drink and 0% didn’t admit to hooking up at a work event. I guess that might be covered in “most of the above.”
Speaking of drinking, today in the NY Post, they had a great piece by Justin Rocket Silverman on how modern lit can’t hold its liquor, citing the Bartending Guide to Great American Writers by Edward Hemmingway.
No author writing today made the book’s list of 43, simply because contemporary scribes don’t drink enough to measure up.
Silverman did manage to catch up with a few local writers and what they’re drinking these days including Gossip Girl Cecily von Ziegesar who really likes her Ginger Provincial. You can read about the other writers, their drink of choice and thoughts on drinking and writing here.
Also for those of you who wrote in to advise me on the proper use of drink, drank, and drunk… what do you honestly expect from a blog post on drinking written after attending a publishing happy hour?