Edward Slingerland, Special Event Sponsored by Museums on the Green

Edward Slingerland

Special Event Sponsored by Museums on the Green

The Cape Cod Winery

4 Oxbow Road, East Falmouth

Friday, October 15



Front cover of Drunk by Edward Slingerland

Now here’s a book worth toasting: Drunk.  Join us for an afternoon at Cape Cod Winery in East Falmouth for an entertaining and enlightening deep dive into humanity’s oldest indulgence: drinking. While plenty of books have been written about the history of alcohol and other intoxicants, none have offered a comprehensive, convincing answer to one basic question:  Why do humans want to get high in the first place.? What’s more, author Edward Slingerland claims we simply would not have civilization without intoxication. Enjoy a glass of wine (and live music after the talk) as your host serves up fascinating case studies and engaging science—everything from marauding Vikings and bacchanalian orgies to sex-starved fruit flies, blind cave fish, and problem-solving crows. He’ll not only explain why we want to get drunk, but also why it might actually be good for us to tie one on now and then.

Cape Cod Winery, East Falmouth, MA

General Admission $5



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Event date: 

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 3:00pm

Event address: 

The Cape Cod Winery
4 Oxbow Road
East Falmouth, MA 02536
Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316453387
Availability: On Our Shelves. Online inventory updates every 24 hours. Call 508.548.5548 to verify.
Published: Little, Brown Spark - June 1st, 2021