Drink, Play, F@#k (2009) In this novel — which, as you may have surmised, is a laddish riposte to Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling memoir Eat, Pray, Love — advertising executive… 2009-02-14 Comic Novels Fiction Grove Press
Book Review

Drink, Play, F@#k (2009)

Drink, Play, F@#k | Drink, Play, F@#k by Andrew Gottlieb
Drink, Play, F@#k by Andrew Gottlieb
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Feb 14, 2009; Writer: Andrew Gottlieb; Genres: Comic Novels, Fiction; Publisher: Grove Press

In this novel — which, as you may have surmised, is a laddish riposte to Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling memoir Eat, Pray, Love — advertising executive Bob Sullivan embarks on a globe-trotting debauch after his wife leaves him. Comedy writer Andrew Gottlieb gifts a brash and funny voice to his likable central character, who at one point describes his spouse as ''the single most self-obsessed person on planet earth. And I'm factoring 
Sharon Stone and Kim Jong Il into this equation.'' For all that, though, Sullivan's adventures in Drink, Play, F@#k are surprisingly tame. Maybe Gottlieb thought the book's title was outrageous enough. B–

Originally posted Jan 21, 2009 Published in issue #1032-1033 Jan 30, 2009 Order article reprints