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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409000037
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 560

Howard Marks' Book Of Dope Stories




Howard Marks' Book of Dope Stories will take you on an electrifying journey through the discovery, consumption, and trade of mind-altering substances

Since the Stone Age, drugs have been sniffed to induce sleep, mixed to cure ills, swallowed to stimulate creativity, snorted to increase sexuality, popped for the hell of it and smoked to see God. Natural or synthesized, they have been smuggled for all kinds of reasons from saving the world to becoming stinking rich. Blamed for deaths, wars, suicides, collapses of governments, multiple crashes, individual crises, anarchy and chaos, they have also been praised for opening minds and expanding consciousness.Worshipped and demonised, venerated and chastised, force-fed and forbidden. Every society has had its intoxicant, be it sacrament or scourge.They have also become irreversibly interwoven with politics, sex, business, religion, and rock and roll, providing writers, whether emerging from the ancient classical world or the street laboratory of today, with both inspiration and challenge.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409000037
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 560

About the Author

Howard Marks

Howard Marks (1945–2016) wrote the international bestseller Mr Nice, which describes his years as one of the world's most wanted drug barons. It has sold over one million copies worldwide and was adapted into a major film. He also garnered critical and popular acclaim for The Howard Marks Book of Dope Stories, Senor Nice and a series of crime novels.

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Praise for Howard Marks' Book Of Dope Stories

“A folk legend... with huge charisma. He sounds like Richard Burton and looks like a Rolling Stone”

Daily Mail

“Frequently hilarious, occasionally sad, and often surreal”

GQ

“A man who makes Peter Pan look like a geriatric with sleeping sickness”

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