Heroic drinking and smoking - and still writing. Now that's special.
Chesterton was a tippler.
That's why he was so fat! Chesterton cult followers may be disappointed that an 'apparent' lack of temperance may pose problems for his cause - heroic virtue is required if you weren't a martyr. Although, dispensations have been made in the past - the Pope can beatify anyone. Kinda, sorta.
"I cook with wine,
sometimes I even add it to the food."
If Chesterton ever makes it, it will be nice to know we have a saint who liked his drink. Recovered alcoholics enveloped in the odour of sanctity are so middle class. These days they are a dime a dozen as well.
Oh wait Chestertonians! This just in @3:01 PM on November 22, 2014: Chesterton's reputation untarnished: “The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Behold, a glutton and a drunkard. . .!’ Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds.” (Matt. 11:19)
Indisputable evidence of sanctity and distributist
"Hear, hear! I'll have another Frances, my dear!"