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by Adriano Sack,Amy Patton,Ingo Niermann

Read Adriano Sack's posts on the Penguin Blog.“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 mélange 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.
Download The Curious World of Drugs and Their Friends: A Very Trippy Miscellany epub
ISBN: 0452289912
ISBN13: 978-0452289918
Category: Fitness
Subcategory: Addiction & Recovery
Author: Adriano Sack,Amy Patton,Ingo Niermann
Language: English
Publisher: Plume; Reprint edition (August 26, 2008)
Pages: 181 pages
ePUB size: 1643 kb
FB2 size: 1275 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 846
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The variety and usefulness of information in this book is unparalleled. If you've ever sat up all night on speed and told drug stories, this book will make you the life of the crack party! Everyone from drew Barrymore to Lou reed is mentioned at length, and even though none of the information would be considered relevant to someone who preaches abstinence, anyone who does drugs might consider this stuff life or death! for example, heroin addicts who dont know the difference between a percodan and a sumatrapan will likely either avoid jail, an overdose, or a day of withdrawal by studying this book. Good stuff!
Book was not in as good of condition as it claimed, but is still acceptable. Over all, I am pleased with this purchase.
Interesting book, you learn a lot of things
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I really enjoyed this book. It is one you can not look at for awhile and then one day pick it back up and you still find it interesting. It has a bunch of random facts on many different things and makes a very good conversation piece. Books like this are the kind that never get old.
This book was an interesting collection of tidbits, anecdotes, and quotes all relating to drugs. It includes trivia about all types of abused drugs, notable famous users of drugs, effects on animals and people, drugs in pop culture media, and history/development of drugs. Overall a very whimsical collection of trivia. Weighing in at only 166 pages of somewhat sparse text and sketches makes it lose a star.