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Required Reading: The Best Books for a Hangover

WHEN WE JUST WANT TO LIVE THROUGH A FICTIONAL HANGOVER:

These books contains passages about hangovers that will undoubtedly make you feel better about your own:

Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

“Consciousness was upon him before he could get out of the way; not for him the slow, gracious wandering from the halls of sleep, but a summary, forcible ejection. He lay sprawled, too wicked to move, spewed up like a broken spider crab on the tarry shingle of the morning. The light did harm, but not as much as looking at things did; he resolved, having done it once, never to move his eyeballs again.”

Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

“A beer would, in fact, be fine. Beer was practically a health-food drink, like chamomile tea. His hangover today wasn’t serious at all, no more than a thick fog. No pain; just the fog.”

Post Office by Charles Bukowski

“‘Mailman, you got any mail for me?”

And you felt like screaming, “Lady, how the hell do I know who you are or I am or anybody else is?”

The sweat dripping, the hangover, the impossibility of the schedule… The people. The people. And the dogs.”

In the end, we all managed to survive yesterday’s festivities relatively intact, which is a plus. So what are your hangover remedies? How did you manage to find your way to work after the harsh light of the morning after burnt your retinas? Please share your tips below.

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