Friday, December 09, 2005

Another mini-review found:

Mondo Cocktail: A Shaken and Stirred History is a delightful read, just the right kind of congenial fare to curl up with over the holidays. The author, Christine Sismondo, has taught courses on film, new media and writing at York University, Ryerson and the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. She is also a freelance writer and until recently, maintained her once-a-week job bartending at a pub "known neither for its food and atmosphere nor wide beer selection." She did, however, entertain her clientele with perfect cocktails and anecdotes about cocktail culture. The book is witty, full of interesting facts and just plain fun. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

- Sean Wood

Chronicle Herald