"[Warner] is so good at simply telling a story, getting it right, and seducing us all to enjoy it right along with her."
— Simon Winchester
"Warner does an exemplary job of chronicling this complicated history . . . recommended reading for anyone who wants to understand North American culture today — the war on drugs, the increase in teetotalism and a teen virginity movement that is displacing safe-sex programs."
— National Post
About the Author
Jessica Warner is a research scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Craze: Gin and Debauchery in an Age of Reason
and The Incendiary: The Misadventures Of John the Painter, First Modern Terrorist
, which was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction.