J Patrick Brown
HUNGOVER OWLS (Abrams Image, 2011)

Who knew that owls and hangovers went together as well as rum and coke? The Hungover Owls Tumblr took the Internet by storm as journalist J. Patrick Brown united the two for the first time. Brown’s hilarious, crude, and sometimes not-safe-for-work captions, combined with photos of owls squinting, gawking, snuggling, and sleeping make the perfect partnership. Drinkers everywhere will recognize their own forgotten pain and delight in its humor. J Patrick Brown was raised in New Orleans, where he learned the city mantra of “drink, regret, reflect, repeat.” He resides in the Greater Boston area, where he is associate editor for the local alt-weekly The Weekly Dig as well as the publisher of the Tumblr blog Hungover Owls.