From an early age Tom Sykes liked to drink. In fact, he loved it. Booze offered an escape from the drudge of school and the hurt of his rapidly disintegrating family. While his trouble adolescence is littered with directionless toxic indulgence, it was when Tom started a career in journalism that his apprenticeship with drink and drugs became a full-blown obsession. He ran amok in London, before landing the keys to the liquor store when he became the nightlife columnist for the New York Post. Having successfully turned his drinking problem into a vocation, Tom considered Manhattan his martini. Until one day he realised he was completely out of his depth and, even worse, wasn't even sure he wanted to swim back to shore.
Funny, sad and brutally honest, 'What Did I Do Last Night?' is Tom's story of his rapid decent into uncontrollable excess--an addictive journey into the insanity of compulsive intoxication.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2006
- 153 x 234mm