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The Rum Diary

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I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (Tucker Max, #1)

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Drinking: A Love Story

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A History of the World in 6 Glasses

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Dry

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My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands

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Everyday Drinking

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The Sun Also Rises

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The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique

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