""One of the theses of This Is Your Country on Drugs -- a cornucopia of unconventional wisdom about our relationship to mind-altering substances -- is that the popularity of drugs waxes and wanes according to a complex sum of factors."" (salon.com, July 20, 2009)
""Mark Kleiman calls it ""Atonishingly clear-headed and well-written, as if someone had taken David Courtwright and added just a splash of Hunter Thompson."" (Mark Klieman, TPMCafe)
""A wide-ranging, fascinating romp through the history of America's insatiable appetite for all manner of drugs, from opium to crystal meth, all the way up to the possibly soon-to-be-illegal hallucinogen Salvia divinorum."" (The Philadelphia City Paper)
I have only read half this book, and will post more it when I finish.
The research is extensive, and it is woven together with interesting prose that is both thought-provoking and, perhaps unfortunately, extremely funny.
Mr. Grim does a wonderful job of explaining the impact of policies on the drug culture of America.
Outstanding detailed coverage of the history of the ill-conceived war on drugs. Sometimes it's a bit too detailed and boring.Published 1 month ago by Discreet Me
Very difficult book to read, and if accurate, it is shocking to find out why we have such a huge drug traficking problem in the USA, especially the NorthEast.Published 1 month ago by kaizer
It's not fair to the author to ask me to review his book when I am reading such exciting fiction---it's like apples and oranges! Read morePublished 19 months ago by Shootingstar
I tried to spark up a big fat Doobie but I only got the page to before I fell asleep then I woke up in a whole pizza and drank two cappuccinos finished off the roach and got down... Read morePublished 20 months ago by jonny irish
Accurately portrays drug use and uses in America. Vivid examples are shown on how particular drugs alter people's sense of consciousness.Published 20 months ago by Dr. Robert M. Lichtman
Fast ship, book looks great, reads great. Learn about the history of drugs, and about why the war on drugs concept is fatally flawed. So mysterious! But so intriguing.Published 23 months ago by Tyler
This Is Your Country on Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America by Ryan Grim
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This book starts out with two premises, both involve supply and demand, and which then shows us where we are today. Read morePublished on May 3, 2010 by Errol Icsel