Dan “The Imbiber” Dunn is “Living Loaded”
February 3, 2011

Introducing the man with the job we all want.

When he gets a drink at the bar, his glass is blown in front of him.

He travels by elephant: not by plane or automobile.

He doesn’t get hangovers…ever.

He scours the earth. He drinks. He writes about the scouring and the drinking. He is The Imbiber, aka Dan Dunn: “one of the world’s preeminent chroniclers of the mixocological arts and the drinking life.”

Dan’s work has appeared in numerous high-profile publications including Playboy, GQ, USA Today, Maxim, The Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, Hemispheres, Mutineer, Wine Access, The Tasting Panel and Hosiery & Underwear Magazine. He is a former staff writer for the Emmy-nominated TV show “Talk Soup” and freelance joke contributor for SNL’s “Weekend Update.” His critically acclaimed semi-fictional memoir, “Nobody Likes a Quitter (and other reasons to avoid rehab),” was published in November 2007. His second tome, “Living Loaded: Tales of Sex, Salvation and the Pursuit of the Never-ending Happy Hour” is in bookstores everywhere starting February 8th.

Dan Dunn is also the host of The Imbiber Show, a podcast which goes live every Monday. Part of famed deejay Tom Leykis’s The New Normal Network, the show can be streamed on the New Normal site. The Imbiber Show is also available for download and subscription on iTunes.

The Tastemakehers had the privilege of stirring things up with Dan Dunn  for a little Imbiber Q and A:

Q: Describe Dann Dunn in 3 words…

Really. Bad. At. Counting.

Q: If you could party with anyone living/dead that you have not yet met, who would it be?

Stan Jablonski. A name chosen randomly from the phone book. He sounds like a fun dude. If I could party with a dead guy, I’d choose Charlie Sheen.

Q: If you were stranded on a desert island, what girl would you choose to be stranded with, and what would be your cocktail of choice, album of choice and book of choice.

A woman to be stranded on an island with, eh? You mean, besides my lovely girlfriend who quite possibly is reading this. Um, wow. That’s a tough one. I like Rachel McAdams a lot. So much so that I recently watched a god-awful movie called “The Time Traveler’s Wife” in its entirety simply because she’s in it. Twice. It’d be cool to have Amy Winehouse along, too.

No point in having an album on a deserted island devoid of electricity, unless I’m using it to play Frisbee, right?

Cocktail would be anything with water in it. Something tells me I’d need that.

Book would the Bible. It’s heavy, and could come in handy as a weapon when The Others attack.

Q: Favorite chapter in “Living Loaded”? Why?

The final one. Because when I finished writing that one, I was done. And the best part about book-writing is book-finishing.

Q: Favorite bar in LA?

A: Take your pick — La Descarga, Hinano, The Roger Room, The Tasting Kitchen.

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about your new venture in television?  If you could pick anyone to play Dan Dunn, who would it be?

Wrote a pilot with Rob McElhenney of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” It’s based on the book and my life. We have a deal on the table, though I can’t say with who yet. Soon, though.

Q. What is the best thing anyone has ever said about Dan Dunn?  And who said it?

“You’re a real a-hole, Dan, but the good news is you probably won’t be an a-hole your entire life. In fact, I bet you’ll be just fine by the time you reach third grade.”– My mother

There you have it folks. Dan Dunn is giving the most interesting man in the world a run for his money.

To purchase Dan’s new book “Living Loaded”, you can visit Amazon or attend the public book signing at Book Soup here in LA on February 8th. The afterparty at Baby Blues WeHo is also open to the public, provided you have a copy of “Living Loaded” in hand. The book is the cost of admission to the afterparty, and must be purchased at a bookstore, as they won’t be sold at Baby Blues. “Living Loaded” will also be sold at Borders and Barnes & Noble.

For our East Coasters, there’s also a book signing in Philadelphia on February 17th, from 5 to 7 PM at Baby Blues BBQ on 34th & Sansom. The Philly signing is open to the public as well.

Make you sure check out Dan’s website, TheImbiber.net, for some dangerously good drink recipes.