The Whiskey Rebel Reader

The Whiskey Rebel Reader : Essays, Screeds and Rants by an American Outsider.

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 402 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 23.11mm | 680.39g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507566360
  • 9781507566367

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.
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