VodkaLast Saturday I did a half-hour segment on Belinda Skelton’s Atlanta Living (broadcast unavailable). And I also did a half-hour on Nevada Public Radio with Dave Becker via Skype (hence the incredibly clear recording). On Sunday I’ll be in the studio for an episode of TheListAreYouOnIt.com with Nycci Nellis. Then, on Tuesday, July 29, I will be speaking at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, Connecticut. Hope to see my Nutmeggers there!

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This morning I was up and at ‘em, beginning with Byers & Co. on News/Talk 1340 in Illinois. A couple hours later I did a lengthier segment on the Tommy Schnurmacher Show on CJAD 800 in Montreal, including questions from listeners. Also today, a rather thoughtful review of Vodka by Jeremy Lott in the Washington Times. (So good, he even likes the smell of the book—who says it’s odorless?)

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Earlier this week I had the opportunity to talk about my book, Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered America (Lyons Press) on The Steve Czaban Show. Gotta love the Czabe! And then I went on a program that is very much the opposite of the Czabe—The Bill Feingold Show on 94.3 FM out of Palm Springs, and that, too, was a riot. So thank you Steve, Solly, Bill, and Kevin Holmes for letting me plug the book on your shows!

In addition, the American Spectator magazine was kind enough to run an excerpt of my book. So if you haven’t yet purchased it, have a read here.

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It was a busy Fourth of July weekend: On Friday the Fourth, I went on Irish radio—Newstalk with host Sean Moncrieff (beginning at the 6:05 mark). My half-hour segment on The Sipping Point with the wonderful Laurie Forster was posted on Saturday. My lunch interview with Sonny Bunch of the Washington Free Beacon was also posted. (As I mentioned earlier, if only all my interviews could be conducted at Joe’s Seafood, Steak, & Stone Crab or at The Palm… ) And lastly, my boss William Kristol was kind enough to mention me and my colleague Daniel Halper (whose book Clinton, Inc. comes out on July 22) in Politico‘s Summer Reading List.

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This week I had the pleasure of talking about my book, Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered America (Lyons Press) with Jeff Schechtman on KVON in Napa and with the Brothers Rappaport on The Final Say. Thanks guys for having me on!

At the moment, Amazon is temporarily out of stock. But only temporarily! If you need it sooner (and who doesn’t?), please go to Barnes and Noble or great booksellers like RJ Julia and Politics and Prose.

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NRO Podcast on ‘Vodka’

July 1, 2014

National Review Online‘s Between the Covers podcast of my book Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered America (Lyons Press) has just been posted. Many thanks to host John Miller!

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‘Vodka’ on Varney & Co.

June 30, 2014

Last Friday I had the pleasure of going on Varney & Co. to talk about Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered America (Lyons Press). Cohosts Charles Payne and Scottie Hughes could not have been nicer.

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The Wall Street Journal reviews ‘Vodka’

June 30, 2014

Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal reviewed my book, Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered America (Lyons Press, July 1). It’s a gorgeous half-page spread with some classic vodka advertisements. Reviewer Wayne Curtis, the author of and a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails, comes at […]

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Booklist

June 19, 2014

Another review has arrived, this time from Booklist (content restricted), June 13, 2014: Vodka has no color, no fragrance, no flavor to speak of, and yet it’s one of the most coveted beverages in today’s world. Filtered multiple times to eliminate anything that might impart some taste, vodka nevertheless provokes passion among aficionados claiming to […]

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‘Vodka’ is coming to Connecticut

June 11, 2014

I’m honored to be speaking about my book, Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered America (Lyons Press, July 1) at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, Conn., on July 29. You can find the details here. It goes without saying that I am a huge fan of this bookstore. And besides, how many of […]

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