- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Macmillan (5 May 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405049871
- ISBN-13: 978-1405049870
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 3.6 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,407,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Three Sheets To The Wind: One Man's Quest For The Meaning Of Beer Paperback – Unabridged, 5 May 2006
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It's a much repeated refrain for many of us: where's the pub? Pete Brown's Three Sheets to the Wind is subtitled One Man's Quest for the Meaning of Beer -- and that subtitle alone will mean that many women will be buying it for the men in their lives (or even, of course, for themselves!) Pete Brown is a beer journalist, and has written a much-loved tome on the subject, Man Walks Into A Pub. It was, he says, a revelation to him when he discovered that many countries produce, drink and pay homage to beer more than the British. He noted that the Australians, Germans and other nations consider that they have the best beer in the world, and he was similarly bemused by other beer-related topics (such as the fact that the Japanese constructed a building in the shape of a glass of beer with a foaming head, and that the Spanish have very different ideas from the British about what social classes drink beer.) As all this beer-related information rushed in, Brown wondered why the national drink of the UK appeared to be losing its favoured status. The answer for him was to set out on the biggest pub crawl that the UK had ever seen (a dirty job, but someone had to do it). Putting both his health (and waistline) at risk, Brown has put together the definitive book on subject. And while the tone and title may be tongue in cheek, Three Sheets to the Wind is actually a fascinating piece social history that tells us as much about ourselves as it does about a certain refreshing drink. And, let's face it, it is no mean achievement to impart so much useful information as Pete Brown does -- while still making us laugh. --Barry Forshaw --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
'Beer-loving Pete Brown staggers off on the largest pub crawl in history in Three Sheets To The Wind. -- Henry Sutton, Daily Mirror
'Brown, one guesses, would make a fine drinking companion. In his
absence, the book is a fine substitute.'
-- Sunday Express
'Carlsberg don't publish books. But if they did, they would probably come up with Three Sheets to the Wind...' -- Metro
'Over 300 bars on four different continents later and the man still manages to make you laugh.' -- Daily Mirror
'a merry trawl through international mores and insights into drinking that make our crude bingeing look depressing' -- Metro
'good-humoured, flush-faced kind of book, which grabs you firmly
by the coat lapels and will not let you go' -- Guardian
The life of Monty Pythons Graham Chapman is chronicled in an
unorthodox and refreshing way.' -- Daily Express
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Top Customer Reviews
I've travelled a lot, lived outside of the UK for years, enjoyed beers wherever I've gone, but it's only having read Pete's books that I've started to look at beer worldwide in a completely new light. Pete invites us to savour beer, to enjoy what it's offering us (as long as it's not from Budweiser in the US) in terms of colour, aroma, flavour, social lubrication, etc.
This book has made me want to travel again, to go back to some of those places that I've been (many of which Pete visits) and to re-assess what I experienced there.
Bravo, a wonderful piece of beery travel writing.
That's a small complaint however about an otherwise excellent read.
This is one of those books that you are truly gutted about it ending.
I can't recommend this book enough, also try 'Man walks into a pub' a very close second in the beer related book chart!
The book is lightly writtem is enjoyable to start with, but just goes on for too long with only a limited subject matter to deal with.
Maybe Mr Brown should try to just write a light travel book without limiting himself by the subject (in this case beer).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A brilliant explanation of the delights of this wonderful brew instead of the pains of over indulgence. Thank you Pete.Published 4 months ago by Mike Barlow
Bought as a present for a beer fan/expert. Looks a very good read. Great delivery and qualityPublished 18 months ago by Annieyeo
A fair read but in the end a bit self-indulgent (but there again an international pub-crawl was always going to be wasn't it). Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
Well this straightaway became one of my favourite books (and I own a lot of books) - informative AND hilarious!
Mmmmn, beer :-)
Have bought this for a friend who is a beer drinker. As a gift for Christmas, marvellous book. A must for the beer lover.Published on 4 Dec. 2013 by Pearl
Really enjoyed this book which is full of history and entertainment about getting beer to India similar to how it was achieved by others many, many years ago.Published on 30 Aug. 2013 by Peter Page-Mitchell