©2009 Ryan Grim; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
An avid reader, who also loves to listen.
I thought there'd be more on the history of each drug. Instead though, it seemed more like a promo to do drugs. It was good and I did enjoy learning about some of the different drugs during the different generations but it could have been much better.
This a-book is on the current state of chemical consciousness-adjustment in America today. I doesn't give exteneded histories on individual drugs but I does go into the early 20th century political and social fights to ban narcotics. It also goes into current unregulated drugs such as salvia and ayahuasca. I have years ago experimented with some mild drugs so this a-book was an eye-opener for me. I particularily liked the chapter on the wild west of synthetic chemical concoctions people put together in thier labs and how the authorities are always many steps behind. This book helped me appreciate how prohibition seems to be a losing proposition but the alternative doesn't look any more appealing. Good stuff even when listened to sober!
I would totally recommend this. It's very informative and enlightening about America's relationship with illegal drugs.
I thought his descriptions of the various hallucinogens that people were very accurate.
The narrator sounded a little older than the writer, so whenever the book dropped into first person accounts, it sounded a little strange.
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