ME: in Times Lit Supp


published March 13, 2020

“Is Guinness ‘Good for You’?” So starts Colin Grant’s review of Voices of Guinness (March 6). Many years ago, when Guinness still used that phrase in their advertising, I was having an argument with a friend about the power of advertising and said that everyone was influenced by it, to which my friend said that he wasn’t. I said “But you drink Guinness”. He replied that he didn’t drink it because it was advertised, he drank it because it was good for him.

F. W. Nunneley
Beckley, East Sussex