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Drinking on the Job

Throughout the campaign, Barack Obama made a big show of the fact that he likes to drink (and brew) beer. It was all part of the President’s strategy to make his non-drinking Mormon opponent seem weird and “not like you and me.” It got me thinking, this must be the kind of thing non-drinkers deal with all the time, and it must be unyieldingly annoying. So I asked some teetotalers how their chaste tendencies affected their careers. Seems the sober life has its drawbacks, too.


Filed under: 2012, Douglas Quenqua, New York Times

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Currently Editor in Chief of Campaign US, former writer for the New York Times, Fast Company, Columbia Magazine, Redbook, The New York Observer, Wired, the New York Post and others. I write about media, science, culture, lifestyle and tech. Every so often, I post my writing here. It's pronounced Kwen'-kwah. Contact: Doug [dot] Quenqua [@]


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