Jack London is an iconic American writer, social activist, mostly known as the author of adventure fiction. Many of his literary works, including novels and short stories, based on his own life experience and they have inspired numerous authors' works, and adaptations for television and film. “John Barleycorn” is an autobiographical novel, narrated about writer’s alcohol dependency and his struggles with alcoholism. Published in 1913, the book contains the author’s memories about various stages of life, starting from childhood, and filled with the themes of masculinity, male friendship, love, efforts and success. The truthful novel undoubtedly will not leave you indifferent. Enjoy the reading.