On Hangovers

You won’t often find me linking to the New Yorker these days, but this article by Joan Acocella is so good I’m passing it along.


  1. JK says

    Kinda wisht I’d read that freshly posted.

    Posted January 4, 2018 at 4:29 pm | Permalink
  2. Whitewall says

    JK, put up a copy at Barney’s Place.

    Posted January 4, 2018 at 5:03 pm | Permalink
  3. JK says

    Don’t know I’m able to focus enuf to get paper in the primbter.

    Posted January 4, 2018 at 5:35 pm | Permalink
  4. Jason says

    Fun essay Malcolm. It made me think of the fact that I’ve been lucky enough never to have a hangover, or not an intense one. I think the key, for myself anyway, is pacing, not drinking too much at once even while on occasion imbibing a lot cumulatively (although maybe a bottle and a half of wine, the most I’ve had in a period, is not so much). And even more importantly perhaps, eschewing the hard stuff straight (which I don’t care for in spite of my Slavic blood) and instead drinking glasses of wine or mixed drinks. And of course as with everything genetics plays a role, as the writer alludes to by discussing Asians’ vulnerability to alcohol.

    Posted January 4, 2018 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

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