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The Curious World of Drugs and Their Friends: A Very Trippy Miscellany

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You're sitting at a bar with friends, and the conversation hits a lull. Someone excuses herself to get the next round and buy some time. But you don't need it, because you've read The Curious World of Drugs and Their Friends and you're loaded with an infinite amount of fascinating trivia and anecdotes that will make you the hit of any party! This book is so engrossing, you'll swear the pages are making you high.
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Publisher Comments:

Curiouser and curiouser — fun and fascinating facts from the world of drugs.

Following in the tradition of The Ultimate Book of Useless Information, The Curious World of Drugs and Their Friends is a wry potpourri of interesting information about every conceivable kind of drug. Readers can feed their heads with anecdotes, facts, lists, statistics, and illustrations, including:

The test results of animals on LSD — cats lose their fear of dogs, and goats walk in geometric patterns

Drugs found in nature, from magic mushrooms to St. John's wort to beaver secretions

Celebrities who overdosed at age 27: Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Brian Jones, and Jean Michel-Basquiat

Imaginary drugs in literature and film, from spice the mA(c)lange in Dune to Moloko plus in A Clockwork Orange

Nicknames for a joint, from doobie to giggly stick to Mr. Boom Bizzle

The global percentages of adults who have used cannabis: .004 percent in Singapore and 12.6 percent in the United States

The uses of opium in ancient Rome, from treatments for insomnia and epilepsy to colic and deafness

The most glamorous rehab clinics and their celebrity alumni

Mini-biographies of the biggest drug kingpins around the world

Wacky but well-researched, unbiased and shameless, The Curious World of Drugs and Their Friends dares to take readers on a long, strange trivia trip.

Book News Annotation:

This volume collects a somewhat odd bunch of materials related to illicit drugs and drug culture. Among the materials included are quotes from LSD advocate Timothy Leary, ratings of the "dumbest" and "glorious" drug movies, instructions on how to roll a marijuana joint, an anecdote about a horse on cocaine, discussion of celebrity drug deaths, a list of songs about cocaine from 1927 to 2007, and a collection of the "most horrific PCP stories," to name a few. Also included are descriptions of the drug histories of 26 "friends" of drugs, almost exclusively celebrities with substance issues. Distributed in the US by Viking Penguin. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Following in the tradition of "The Ultimate Book of Useless Information," this work is a wry potpourri of interesting information about every conceivable kind of drug, providing a long, strange trivia trip.

About the Author

Adriano Sack is a freelance journalist living in New York City.

Ingo Niermann is a writer living in Berlin.

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satin worship, September 25, 2008 (view all comments by satin worship)
After seeing this listed on Powell's website, I had to order it. It's very small and cute, and full of interesting facts. Some are funny, some are weird. I've had it in my house only a day and already four of my friends have sat down and read the entire thing, they love it!

Now I just have to memorize some of the facts so I can impress people at parties.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780452289918
Author:
Sack, Adriano
Publisher:
Plume Books
Translator:
Patton, Amy
Author:
Niermann, Ingo
Subject:
Celebrities
Subject:
Drug abuse
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Substance Abuse & Addictions - General
Subject:
Psychopathology - Addiction
Subject:
Psychotropic drugs
Subject:
Recovery and Addiction - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.12x5.08x.42 in. .32 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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You're sitting at a bar with friends, and the conversation hits a lull. Someone excuses herself to get the next round and buy some time. But you don't need it, because you've read The Curious World of Drugs and Their Friends and you're loaded with an infinite amount of fascinating trivia and anecdotes that will make you the hit of any party! This book is so engrossing, you'll swear the pages are making you high.

"Synopsis" by , Following in the tradition of "The Ultimate Book of Useless Information," this work is a wry potpourri of interesting information about every conceivable kind of drug, providing a long, strange trivia trip.
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