Book Review: Hops And Glory, Pete Brown (Part 4)

hag1Well, I finished the book on Wednesday watching kids softball practice. The short message really is that if you are reading this blog you should buy the book. Well written, informative without being stuffy, funny yet quite personal. Likely the best beer book of 2009.

And I checked. I didn’t make the credits. I didn’t think I would but you never know. You never know if you are going to see a note about the whack job who was emailing about the (Inter-)National Toast for Michael Jackson on 30 September 2007, a few days into the tall ship portion of the trip. But no. No, I got something better. On page 248, when he was ten days from Brazil, experiencing one of his lowest points of the entire trip what did he write?

…And even if I had been successful, so what? Who would actually have cared apart from a handful of blogging beer geeks? What was I going to do?

I was verklempt. When one feels like an utter loser and that one’s mission is a dud who springs to mind? Beer bloggers, that’s who. I am sure it was really thoughts of Knut rather than me that steadied our man Pete in that hour of darkness upon the high seas but it’s the general idea, right?

You should buy it. So, go buy it – still 50% off at amazon.co.uk. Review part 1, part 2, part 3.

1 thought on “Book Review: Hops And Glory, Pete Brown (Part 4)”

  1. [Original comments…]

    Pete Brown – July 2, 2009 9:11 AM
    http://petebrown.blogspot.com
    Alan, what can I say? I was in a very bad place. I wasn’t talking about you, I was talking about those other beer bloggers.

    Glad you made it to the end!

    Pete

    Alan – July 2, 2009 10:21 AM
    Gold!

    Actually, I am sure we are happy to be that last ditch of emotional support: when all else fails you remember the handful of blogging beer geeks!

    It’s a great read, Pete.

    kristyn lier – August 23, 2009 3:17 PM
    http://beerambassador.blogspot.com
    i haven’t read his newest book yet, but i will.
    an excellent writer and thanks for letting me know this book was out.
    how did it fall through the cracks of my book-dar?! O_O

    Alan – August 23, 2009 3:25 PM
    You may have to order it through Amazon.co.uk as I am not sure there is a US publishing deal yet.

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