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Reefer Gladness: Stories, Essays, and Riffs on Marijuana
     

Reefer Gladness: Stories, Essays, and Riffs on Marijuana

by Michael Konik
 

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Bestselling author Michael Konik (The Man With the $100,000 Breasts; Ella in Europe; The Smart Money) abstained from using, or even trying, marijuana until he was nearly 40. Then he went to Amsterdam. No longer able to dismiss pot as an herbal evil, he began to celebrate its salutary effects. Seven years later, Konik has penned a provocative and intelligent

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Bestselling author Michael Konik (The Man With the $100,000 Breasts; Ella in Europe; The Smart Money) abstained from using, or even trying, marijuana until he was nearly 40. Then he went to Amsterdam. No longer able to dismiss pot as an herbal evil, he began to celebrate its salutary effects. Seven years later, Konik has penned a provocative and intelligent examination of America's most politically potent plant. Reefer Gladness: Stories, Essays, and Riffs on Marijuana explores this emotionally charged subject through an innovative lens. It's an entertaining, elegant, and consistently heady study of a simple weed with the power to transform American society. Konik's pungent prose provide a literary contact high. His vivid characters, the regular (and irregular) people from every stratum of society who make marijuana a part of their lives, blaze off the page. Reefer Gladness is fiction and nonfiction, humorous and serious, a fascinating hybrid of reality and imagination. It's a great read--whether or not you enjoy marijuana.

Editorial Reviews

Publisher of CelebStoner.com - Steve Bloom
"With Reefer Gladness, Michael Konik offers a fresh take on the marijuana scene. His 'First Time' chapter set in Amsterdam is classic. This late-blossoming stoner has a potent voice that demands to be heard."
Executive Director of SAFER - Mason Tvert
"Reefer Gladness is a candid and insightful portrayal of marijuana's ubiquitous and ever-expanding role in our society. It's a testimony to the benign nature of the substance and why for many it's just another part of everyday life."
Mason Tvert
"Reefer Gladness is a candid and insightful portrayal of marijuana's ubiquitous and ever-expanding role in our society. It's a testimony to the benign nature of the substance and why for many it's just another part of everyday life."
Steve Bloom
"With Reefer Gladness, Michael Konik offers a fresh take on the marijuana scene. His 'First Time' chapter set in Amsterdam is classic. This late-blossoming stoner has a potent voice that demands to be heard."
Busola Laditan
"It's something new and something stoners who love to read are going to latch on to...he doesn't stuff the book with cheesy weed stereotypes and tired anecdotes. Instead, Reefer Gladness is a refreshing look into what the world we live in is like for a pot smoker."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935396246
Publisher:
Huntington Press
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
217
File size:
288 KB

Meet the Author

The author of acclaimed books on gambling, golf, and travel, Michael Konik was a TV commentator on poker broadcasts, a columnist for Delta Airlines SKY Magazine, and co-star of the short-lived Animal Planet series "Ella & Me," based on his bestselling dog book Ella in Europe. He's presently a composer and music producer at his jazz label FreeHam records. Konik lives in Los Angeles, where he tends to a backyard garden and aviary.

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