The Marijuana Chronicles by Jonathan Santlofer
(Akashic Drug Chronicles)

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It’s not entirely clear who this anthology is intended for, but the literate stoner is better served by digging into some Terry Southern and Hunter Thompson...
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Featuring brand new stories, poems, prose, and graphics by: Joyce Carol Oates, Lee Child, Linda Yablonsky, Thad Ziolkowski, Raymond Mungo, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Edward Madrid Gomez, Philip Spitzer, Dean Haspiel, Maggie Estep, Amanda Stern, Bob Holman, Abraham Rodriguez, Jan Heller Levi, and others.
Pot. Grass. Hash. Hemp. Reefer. Ganja. Dope. Weed. Smoke. Spliff. Mary Jane. Tea. Blunt. The popular drug. The disputed drug. The everyman and -woman drug. Medical marijuana. Recreational pot. For the young, the old, and everyone in between. The drug that doesn’t have you pawning the family silver along with your mother for the next toke. It’s the easy drug. No shooting up and losing your job. Finally, a book that will address the drug (or, as Arnold Schwarzenegger said, “That is not a drug. It is a leaf.”) in all its diversity and drama, its folklore and fact, in prose, poems, pictures, and more. Like Dave Chappelle says: “Hey, hey, hey. Smoke weed every day.”
 

About Jonathan Santlofer

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Jonathan Santlofer is the author of five best-selling novels, The Death Artist, Color Blind, The Killing Art, Anatomy of Fear, and The Murder Notebook. He is the recipient of a Nero Wolfe Award, two National Endowment for the Arts grants, and has been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome, the Vermont Studio Center, and serves on the board of Yaddo, the oldest arts community in the US. He is coeditor, contributor, and illustrator of the anthologies The Dark End of the Street and LA Noire: The Collected Stories. His short stories have appeared in such anthologies and collections as The Rich & the Dead, New Jersey Noir, and Ellery Queen Magazine. Also a well-known artist, Santlofer's artwork is in such collections as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Newark Museum, Norton Simon Museum, and Tokyo's Institute of Contemporary Art. He is currently completing a new novel. A native New Yorker, Santlofer lives and works in Manhattan.
 
Published July 2, 2013 by Akashic Books. 242 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction
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Kirkus

Below average
on Apr 10 2013

It’s not entirely clear who this anthology is intended for, but the literate stoner is better served by digging into some Terry Southern and Hunter Thompson...

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Excellent
Reviewed by Sam Millar on Jul 02 2013

Akashic Books is to be commended for bringing this eye-opening series to a wider audience. Fresh and informative The Marijuana Chronicles is a gem. Highly recommended.

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