7:00 - 8:00
Mallory O’Meara joins us for a special event in celebration of her new book, Girly Drinks, a feminist history of women drinking through the ages. This event will be held off-site in the beautiful Champagne Room at the OASIS nightclub, in South of Market, San Francisco.
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 goddess Ninkasi to iconic 1920s bartender Ada Coleman. 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.
O’Meara is an award winning and best-selling author. She lives with her two cats in the mountains near Los Angeles, where she is at work on her next nonfiction book. Bourbon is her drink of choice.
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. Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol, a thorough, and thoroughly entertaining, history, is available now.
Every week, O’Meara hosts the literary podcast Reading Glasses alongside filmmaker and writer Brea Grant. The show is hosted by Maximum Fun and focuses on book culture and reader life.
The OASIS is located at 298 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103.