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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  George Wendt  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

George was born in Chicago and lived in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago as a child.

Biographical and Professional Information

Wendt briefly attended Notre Dame and graduated from Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Missouri. Upon returning to Chicago he became involved with Chicago's renowned Second City in 1975, leading to appearances on Saturday Night Live and eventually his most famous character as Norm Peterson in the long lived sitcom Cheers.


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Titles At Your Library

Drinking with George: A Barstool Professional's Guide to Beer
ISBN: 1439149593

Gallery Books. 2010

Will Rogers once said he never met a man he didn’t like. I feel the same about beer.

George Wendt and beer have shared a lot over the years: good times, great stories, useless trivia, and a successful show business career. In Drinking with George, Wendt invites readers to crack open a cold one and pull up a seat at the bar as he celebrates the indelible, intoxicating beverage and all its irresistible peculiarities. Spinning hilarious and frank tales of his own imbibing adventures—from taking a first sip of his grandfather’s Bud as a child in Chicago to a beer-fueled impromptu performance with Woody Harrelson and the U.S. Women’s Synchronized Swimming Team—he explores the vast cultural history of brews, tackles basic bar theory, and answers important questions, like:

• What’s the real difference between lager, stout, and ale?

• How do you convert your lady into a beer-lover?

• What do you do when your beer is warm and you want to drink it now?

The next-best thing to a barstool and a pint, Drinking with George is all the fun—without the hangover.


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