Proof Lib/E: The Science of Booze (Library)


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Blackstone Publishing
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About the Author

ADAM ROGERS is the New York Times best-selling author of Proof: The Science of Booze, a finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and winner of the IACP Award for Best Wine, Beer, or Spirits Book and the Gourmand Award for Best Spirits Book in the United States. He is a deputy editor at Wired, where his feature story "The Angels' Share" won the 2011 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award. Before coming to Wired, he was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT and a writer covering science and technology for Newsweek. He lives in Oakland, California.

Sean Runnette, an Earphones Award-winning narrator, has also directed and produced more than two hundred audiobooks, including several Audie Award winners. He is a member of the American Repertory Theater company and has toured the United States and internationally with ART and Mabou Mines. His television and film appearances include Two If by Sea, Cop Land, Sex and the City, Law & Order, the award-winning film Easter, and numerous commercials.


Rogers' book has much the same effect as a good drink. You get a warm sensation, you want to engage with the wider world, and you feel smarter than you probably are. Above all, it makes you understand how deeply human it is to take a drink.

-- "Wall Street Journal"

Lively...[Rogers's] descriptions of the science behind familiar drinks exert a seductive pull.

-- "New York Times"

A comprehensive, funny look at booze...Like the best of its subject matter Proof''s blend of disparate ingredients goes down smooth, and makes you feel like an expert on the topic.

-- "Discover"

Rogers gives booze a thorough going over, complete with good cheer, highbrow humor, and smarts.

-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"

Impressively reported and entertaining...when enjoyed in leisurely sips, Rogers's cheeky and accessible writing style goes down smoothly, capturing the essence of this enigmatic, ancient social lubricant.

-- "Publishers Weekly"

Rogers contends that the perfect alcoholic beverage represents a pinnacle in human achievement...Foodies will likely enjoy Rogers' primer on the science behind alcohol, and other consumers of science journalism will savor his absorbing and enlightening account.

-- "Library Journal"

Follow a single, microscopic yeast cell down a rabbit hole, and Alice, aka Adam, will take you on a fascinating romp through the wonderland of ethyl alcohol, from nature's own fermentation to today's best Scotch whiskies-and worst hangovers. This book is a delightful marriage of scholarship and fun.

-- "Robert L. Wolke, author of What Einstein Kept Under His Hat "