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Tales from the Drunk Diet

Luc Carl

St. Martin's Press

An excerpt taken straight from Lüc Carl’s upcoming memoir, The Drunk Diet: How I Lost 40 Pounds…Wasted, a beer-soaked tale of a long-haired, leather-clad rock ’n roll party-maker who transformed a whiskey-and-5:00AM cheeseburger lifestyle into a wildly successful weight-loss regime.Full of charismatic wit and insane stories about his life, this excerpt is a mix of memoir and advice: laugh and be inspired while he takes you along on his hilarious journey to become healthier and fitter, and live vicariously through a guy who likes to have a good time, ALL the time (even if that now means running 8 miles a day).

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TALES FROM THE DRUNK DIET (Chapter 1)

Don't Be a Meathead

Lüc's Laws: If You like the Way Someone Looks, Ask Him About His Workout Routine. Don't be Shy.

It was six P.M. on a Saturday, and I'd just gotten a text from one of my bartenders, informing me that a squirrel had run into St. Jerome's. Apparently, the little fucker had tried to get out through the back, crashed into a mirror, and then ran back out the front door. Several hours later I was at work, trying to sort out some problem with the DJ booth--DJ booth problems are never-ending, by the way; DJs are the drunkest, highest,

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Praise for Tales from the Drunk Diet

Praise for THE DRUNK DIET:
 
"In his frank and funny book The Drunk Diet, Lüc Carl shares legit running tips." —Runners World

"If you need motivation to ride, run, or just eat better, you'll find Carl to be an inspirational cheerleader for the healthy rock-and-roll life." Bicycling Magazine

"What happens when a rock 'n' roll bartender finds that too many nights of boozing and eating pizza pile on the pounds? "The Drunk Diet" — which, despite its title, means learning to love running, and drinking in moderation." USA Today

"Tipping the profanity scale by dropping the F-bomb 288 times, this long-haired, leather-loving nontraditional-diet guru proves that by swapping midnight burger binges and processed junk for exercise and natural foods, you too can get back into your spandex tippling as you go." Vanity Fair

"His enthusiasm is infectious, and you are basically hearing him talk through the page. That's a rarity for any writer to achieve." —The Examiner.com

"His book chronicles his journey to thin and proves that boozing and losing needn’t always be mutually exclusive. You might not party like Lüc, but you can still learn from him about keeping your belly flat when your tumbler’s full." MensHealth.com

"Carl is refreshingly up-front...ample amounts of sensible advice, whether you're lookin to get ripped or just drop a few pounds." Penthouse Magazine

"I could open the book to any page and be amused at the way he tells his story, but his method is reliable and his information true." The Dallas Morning News

"Rock 'N Roll Jesus" The Dudley and Bob Morning Show, 93.7 KLBJ The Rock of Austin, TX

"The Drunk Diet couldn't have come at a better time in my life. After 20 years working as a chef, eating all day, drinking all night and then eating AGAIN at 5 am, something had to change. But I didn't even know how to begin changing decades long bad habits; Lüc Carl demonstrates that YOU truly are the key to your own health and happiness—not expensive gym memberships or unrealistic diet plans developed by "experts". This is as straight forward as it gets, with real advice that WILL change your life." —Chris Santos, Celebrity Chef (Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex, and the Food Network's Chopped)


“Rock n Roll + long hair + whiskey + beer - cigarettes - 5 A.M. cheesesteaks + balls + running + cycling + broccoli - 40 pounds = The Drunk Diet.” —Brian Newman, jazz trumpeter and singer

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Luc Carl

  • LÜC CARL is a bar owner, long-distance runner, musician, personal trainer, semi-professional bowler and DJ based in New York City.  He began this quest for becoming the sexiest motherf'er alive and has blogged about it on www.drunkdiet.com.
  • Lüc Carl ©Terry Richardson
    Lüc Carl
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Tales from the Drunk Diet

Luc Carl

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