The Whiskey Rebel Reader : Essays, Screeds and Rants by an American Outsider.
Majority of the essays, rants or screeds in this book had been published between 1994-2005 in Hitlist, Amp, Clawhold and Carbon 14. His WRITING.....well, let's just say he UNDERSTANDS things. The various books, columns, rants, and, um, "instructional essays" (see: "The 10 Commandments of Drinking") are always entertaining, opinionated, and 100% REAL. Unlike most "punk rock" types, Reb lives in the real world. The world of trying to make a living in shitty, low paying jobs while despising customers and co-workers alike with an honest misanthropy that is the cursed perspective of ANYONE with the brains to see human existence as it really is. The world of being a hedonistic oddball who refuses to let anyone else dictate one's personal pleasures or aesthetics. The world of being too individualistic even for the co-called "outsiders," the carefully manicured counter-cultural rebels with their OWN set of lock-step "values." He understands, and celebrates, the basic pleasures of life that make it WORTH slugging your way through tedious work shifts and tolerating the assholes of everyday: beer, wrestling, sh*tkicker country music, 3-chord rock, b-movies, and creative revenge. He understands the bad, bad, bad, bad species that is man, and how uncreative and essentially worthless the average drone is.
- Paperback | 402 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 23.11mm | 680.39g
- 04 Mar 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Phil Irwin
Phil Irwin aka The Whiskey Rebel, is an author, philosopher, musician and competitive chess player. He has contributed to several magazines, and written three narrative books: "Jobjumper," "Hostile City or Bust," and "Escape from Cookieland." He also has written a guide to outlaw country music: "Rejected by Nashville." He graduated from Texas State University and resides in San Antonio Texas with his wife Marla.