A reader sends in this photo of a new book. Ah, cocktail hour! What could be more relaxing than to step away from the cares of this world, and to lose oneself in libations, conviviality, and la vie française?

::::::needle scratches across LP::::::::

Read the last two paragraphs of the acknowledgements:

Social Justice Warriors ruin everything. I bet spending five minutes in the company of the author would drive anyone to drink.