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“Our Plastered Friends”: advice for dealing with drunks from No Nice Girl Swears (1933)

A few weeks ago I came across an interesting book title in an old bibliography: No Nice Girl Swears, by Alice-Leone Moats. I figured with a title like that, it had to be good—and I wasn’t disappointed! It turns out … Continue reading

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“I understand the doctor said he got tonsillitis”: a story from The Professional Thief

Last week I wrote a review of The Professional Thief, a book about the lifeways of professional thieves in the 1920s.  Today, I thought I’d give you a brief story from that book.  This particular incident comes from one of … Continue reading

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