B Is for Beer

by Tom Robbins | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780061687273 Global Overview for this book
Registered by alrescate of Strafford, Missouri USA on 9/20/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by alrescate from Strafford, Missouri USA on Sunday, September 20, 2009
It's been a long time since Robbins has written a book I've truly enjoyed but I found this one amusing.


From Publishers Weekly
In his children's book for grown-ups/grown-up book for children, Robbins (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues) takes readers on a whimsical tour of all things beer, written in the language of a bedtime story. Factoids about everything from how beer is made to the number of gallons of beer sold globally each year (36 billion) are woven into this story about six-year-old Gracie Perkel, who craves time with her beer-guzzling Uncle Moe. When Moe disappoints Gracie, she reaches for a drink and is visited by the Beer Fairy, who flies her through the Seam and offers an education about life and, of course, beer. The drive to inform the reader about malt and hops is sometimes relentless, and the language can be frustratingly dumbed-down (If you're unfamiliar with the word podiatrist, you're not alone. Fortunately for Gracie [and now for you], Uncle Moe was quick to define podiatrist as a doctor who investigates and treats disorders of the feet. A foot specialist). Still, the premise and execution of this unique book lends itself to moments of real humor. (Apr.)
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Journal Entry 2 by alrescate at Doubletree Hotel - 10100 College Blvd. in Overland Park, Kansas USA on Thursday, October 22, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (10/23/2009 UTC) at Doubletree Hotel - 10100 College Blvd. in Overland Park, Kansas USA

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I will be releasing this book sometime during the KC BC UnCon. Who knows what wild adventures it will have!

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Journal Entry 3 by mysterylady36 from Ashland, Missouri USA on Monday, November 16, 2009
Picked up at the Book Buffet in Kansas City.

Journal Entry 4 by mysterylady36 from Ashland, Missouri USA on Sunday, April 04, 2010
I was reading this book while at a track meet this weekend. I definitely got a few strange looks! It's a fun little book that made me laugh out loud a few times.

Journal Entry 5 by mysterylady36 at Ashland, Missouri USA on Saturday, September 25, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (9/25/2010 UTC) at Ashland, Missouri USA

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Will be giving away at my garage sale.

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