DOUGLAS QUENQUA

writer and editor

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.

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Filed under: 2012, Douglas Quenqua, New York Times

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ABOUT DOUGLAS QUENQUA

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 [@] gmail.com

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