Author Discussion at Bart’s

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Date & Time

Sat, Sep 17 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Address (map)

302 W Matilija

Venue (website)

Bart's Books - Ojai

Join Bart’s Books on September 17, 2022 from 6-7pm, as we welcome the Los Angeles Times bestselling author Mallory O’Meara in conversation with Sarah Gailey discussing GIRLY DRINKS: A WORLD HISTORY OF WOMEN AND ALCOHOL, a James Beard Award winning history of women making, serving and drinking alcohol all over the world.
Held in our open-air courtyard, this event is free with RSVP strongly encouraged through our website.


With whip-smart insight and boundless curiosity, Girly Drinks unveils an entire untold history of the female distillers, drinkers and brewers who have played a vital role in the creation and consumption of alcohol, from ancient Sumerian beer makers and Russian bootlegging grandmothers, to iconic bartenders and bar owners, and up till today. Filling a crucial gap in culinary history, O’Meara dismantles the long-standing patriarchal traditions at the heart of these very drinking cultures, in the hope that readers everywhere can look to each celebrated woman in this book—and proudly have what she’s having.


Mallory O’Meara is an award winning and best-selling author and historian. She lives with her two cats in the mountains near Los Angeles, where she is at work on her next nonfiction book. Her first book, The Lady From The Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick, is a Los Angeles Times bestseller. It won the 2019 SCIBA Award for Biography, the Rondo 2019 Book of the Year and was nominated for the Hugo and Locus awards.

Sarah Gailey is a Hugo Award Winning and Bestselling author of speculative fiction, short stories, and essays. Their nonfiction has been published by dozens of venues internationally. Their fiction has been published in over six different languages. Their most recent novel, Just Like Home, and first original comic book series with BOOM! Studios, Eat the Rich, are available now. You can find links to their work at and on social media at @gaileyfrey.


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