Tales Of A Barman - 40 Years Behind The Stick

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A little book of stories from the service side of the bar. Stories... from time working for '40 Years Behind The Stick'. From clubs to pubs, restaurants to saloons the drinks flowed. From New England to Manhattan, the Hamptons, Long Island and south to Sanibel & Captiva Islands in Southwest Florida the stories flow. Norman, the author of these stories is still collecting great stories like these. More
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Published by Norman B. Coffey
Words: 13,980
Language: English
ISBN: 9780984954025
About Norman Coffey

Author of 'New Knee New Me - Your Quick Guide To Surviving Knee Surgery', November 2012

Author of 'Behind Bars - Entertaining Stories From A Lifetime Behind The Bar', January 2012


Review by: Rob Wilkins on May 15, 2013 :
I downloaded this book up because it's presented as "humor and satire"; but in truth, it's actually more of a straight memoir.

I enjoy reading books that are collections of anecdotes, the stories of people who've seen a lot in their lives often thanks to the career they chose; but those books generally stay focused on the funny events, and only fill in the details that are necessary for the story. This one follows the author's life and career more broadly, without such a deliberate focus towards the humorous stories.

There is some humor here, but it's outweighed by the content of a straight memoir, and you often go through a lot of fairly dry background story to get to the few funny moments. It's not poorly written, but it isn't what it's presented as, and as a result it wasn't what I was looking for when I downloaded it.

I do think it'd be interesting to someone who was looking to read something of that nature, but for me, it wasn't what I was looking for or what I expected based on the category it was placed in. I certainly think it'd benefit from being moved to one that's more appropriate.
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