Under the Table

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Under“I love a martini—

But two at the most.

Three, I’m under the table;

Four, I’m under the host.”

—Dorothy Parker

Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, is proud to announce the release of  UNDER THE TABLE: A DOROTHY PARKER COCKTAIL GUIDE, by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, with a foreword by Allen Katz (November 5, 2013, 978-0-7627-9268-9; $16.95 POB).

Few writers have earned Dorothy Parker’s reputation for drinking as much or as hard, and fewer still have achieved her notorious skill at wisecracking wit. Author Kevin C. Fitzpatrick gives an intoxicating new look at the doyenne of the ripping riposte through the lens she most preferred: the bottom of a glass. A bar book for Mrs. Parker enthusiasts and literary tipplers alike, UNDER THE TABLE offers a unique take on Mrs. Parker, the infamous Algonquin Round Table, and the Jazz Age, by profiling and celebrating the drinks that she, her bitter friends, and sweetest enemies enjoyed and discussed. Each entry of this delicious compendium offers a fascinating and lively background of a period cocktail, its ingredients, and the characters associated with it. The book also features a special selection of 21st-century speakeasy-style recipes from top mixologists from across the country. Each entry includes a complete recipe with detailed instructions, topped off with excerpts from Mrs. Parker’s poems, stories, and other writings, allowing readers to enjoy her world from the speakeasies of New York City to the watering holes of Hollywood.

About the Author
Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, president of the Dorothy Parker Society (dorothyparker.com), is the author of A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York (Roaring Forties Press), which Publishers Weekly called “an eye-opening account of the life and times of Dorothy Parker and a paean to Old Gotham,” and co-editor of The Lost Algonquin Round Table: Humor, Fiction, Journalism, Criticism and Poetry from America’s Most Famous Literary Circle (Donald Books). He has been leading walking tours from the Algonquin Hotel for 15 years.  Visit him at dorothyparker.com.

Allen Katz is cofounder and vice president of the New York Distilling Company, which makes Dorothy Parker American Gin. The director of spirits education and mixology for Southern Wine & Spirits of New York, he hosts The Cocktail Hour, a weekly program on Martha Stewart’s Sirius XM channel. He lives in New York City.

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