Trumped Up Reviews

Make Drinking Great Again!

"Why sit around sad for the next four years when you can sit around drunk!! This witty book is filled with tasty drinks to help us left-leaning folks survive what seems to be the end of civilized, rational humanity. This hilariously written book will give you just the buzz you need!"

It's HUGE! Believe me!

"An absolute must to survive the coming trump reign! Get a copy before trump tweets the SOTU, it takes the drinking game to a new level! It's HUGE! Believe me!
Wish I had something similar during the Dubya years!"

Drink or Not Drink, you do

Turns out you don't have to drink to make it through the next 4 years - you can just read this book! The humor will carry you through. If you do happen to enjoy an adult libation once in awhile, let this book be your guide - the recipes are delicious! The humor sublime.

If You've Been Wondering How You Will Make It Through a Trump Presidency.....

"If you haven't purchased this book yet, I suggest you get it to your doorstep as quickly as possible. A survival guide for the next 4 years that will provide you with various drinks, humor, and fantastic graphics. Every page is funnier than the last and your glass will never be empty!"

My normal state is to be drunk anyway, but ...

"My normal state is to be drunk anyway, but this gives me purpose. This fulfills an empty void in my soul, and will play a major part in my arrival to a post-Trump world."

THIS is what we've needed - smart drinks for smart people who need a little fortification ...

"THIS is what we've needed - smart drinks for smart people who need a little fortification whilst staring into the abyss :)."

Turn your disdain and depression into a fine excuse to drink!

"This wry, pun-filled book is full of drink recipes designed around an anti-Trump theme. This would make a great gift for any friend who plans to stay inebriated through a Trump administration -- or yourself! My favorites were the "Man Baby," the "Little Marco" and the "Bloody Wherever," a twist on the classic Bloody Mary.">

Buy this book!

"If you are suffering angst about the upcoming inauguration this is the book for you! It is full of humor, tasty drink concoctions and stunning illustrations. Drinkers and non-drinkers alike will enjoy working their way through the "Climate Denier", "Alt-right", "Bloody Whatever" as well as many other side splitting recipes. Buy this'll love it!!"

Spirits Lifted

"Overcome with despair & dread after the "election" (for was it truly an election, or instead - a russian appointment?), I found myself quoting Shakespeare - more specifically, Sonnet XXXIV:

"Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day,
And make me travel forth without my cloak,
To let base clouds o'ertake me in my way,
Hiding thy bravery in their rotten smoke?
'Tis not enough that through the cloud thou break,
To dry the rain on my storm-beaten face,
For no man well of such a salve can speak
That heals the wound and cures not the disgrace:
Nor can thy shame give physic to my grief;
Though thou repent, yet I have still the loss:
The offender's sorrow lends but weak relief
To him that bears the strong offence's cross.
Ah! but those tears are pearl which thy love sheds,
And they are rich and ransom all ill deeds."

After moaning and wailing for months, I opened my browser and stumbled upon this survival guide. As I had not taken to the bottle just yet, I clicked One-Day Shipping (because I needed help quickly) and then clicked "Place your order."

When the book arrived a couple of days later, I gazed and found solace in its cover. The blue, unstable glass was the perfect metaphor for how I was feeling as a progressive democrat, and how fragile our country's situation is at this moment. I came to the realization, then - that the authors (the Drunk Publius family) not only knew me, but also knew what I needed to survive the new future.

Starting with the Table of Contents, I immediately noticed that it was crafted to reflect the 6 stages of political grief (and appropriate libations) that I was going to stumble through in the coming months of survival in the darkest of times:

1) Shock
2) Denial
3) Anger
3) Anger, Continued
4) Bargaining
5) Depression
6) Acceptance* (This one scared me a bit, but I realized that the author was just teasing me when I turned to that page.)

Each recipe has an explanation on how to use the cocktail to survive your specific stage of grief - and indeed, some are not to be used at all - but to be read, and soaked up through the page containing wise humor and quotes from the players in our political game.

My favorite drink is "The Michelle" - not to be confused with "The Melania," which may look the same, but actually lacks the originality and sharp wit of the original.

After travelling through the five stages of political grief, I have arrived at the sixth - and - to my delight, the authors have primed me for a revolution NOT built out of acceptance, but crafted out of RESISTANCE - because, in truth, Mr. Bigly is NOT my president.

In a time not so long ago, Marie Antoinette was credited with saying "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche!" and a revolution was born.

In that spirit, I hope the authors release a cake recipe book - as cake and cocktails (and Resistance) are a lovely combination."