British Journalist Tom Sykes
When British journalist Tom Sykes, author of “What Did I Do Last Night? A Drunkard’s Tale” (Rodale, Oct 2006), landed his dream job as the New York Post’s bar columnist, he successfully turned his long-standing drinking problem into a vocation. Doubling up as a nightlife reporter on the paper’s infamous gossip column, Page Six, Sykes launched into a dizzying whirl of glamorous parties in fashionable nightspots, sumptuous dinners in New York’s best restaurants and never-ending free drinks at celebrity-packed events. It seemed that Manhattan was his martini.