Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.