Writing Links: Famous Authors and Their Favorite Drinks
From time to time I decide on a blog post I really want to write and then find out that someone has already done it. At that point there’s really very little left to do except share the links, or else try to upstage the existing version. I think I’d rather give credit where credit’s due, so here’s the first one I stumbled across when I decided to sit down and write a post about famous authors and their favorite drinks:
They got most of the ones I’d have known and a couple besides, so I was going to call it a day when I found an even more comprehensive list from even earlier:
There’s some overlap between the two, obviously. Some will be familiar (who didn’t know about Hemingway’s fondness for mojitos?) and some less so (Anthony Burgess’s “Hangman’s Blood,” seriously?). But they all have one thing in common: lives marked by ill health, troubled relationships, and early graves.
I mean literary success and lasting fame. Just how do those two wind up so intertwined, anyway? You tell me — I should really go top this martini off.
Boy, that turned out to be less work than I thought…maybe I should only write on subjects other people have already done in detail. Enjoy the links and come back Friday!