A celebration of the brave, drunken pioneers who built our civilization one seemingly bad decision at a time, A (Brief) History of Vice explores a side of the past that mainstream history books prefer to hide.
Robert Evans is an editorial manager at Cracked.com. His articles rack up an average of sixty-four million views a year. He was a contributor to the bestselling You Might Be a Zombie and The De-Textbook.
"Mixing science, humor, and grossly irresponsible self-experimentation, Evans paints a vivid picture of how bad habits built the world we know and love."--David Wong, author of John Dies at the End
"Evans's goal is to investigate and illuminate the human
tradition of merriment and debauchery, which he does with tact,
humor, and insight."--Publishers Weekly
"An engaging and compelling assemblage of pop culture and cultural anthropology (pop cultural anthropology?), an exploration of the growth of civilization via things that our own culture has in many ways declared taboo. This is one of the more entertaining books, fiction or nonfiction, or whatever, that you'll read this year."--Allen Adams, The Maine Edge