Shoulda Robbed a Bank

Shoulda Robbed a Bank

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by Hugh Yonn
     
 

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A funny read!

If you are considering a marijuana offense to raise cash, rob a bank instead. The time spent in prison will be much less. Crimes involving marijuana are ‘very serious offenses.’ Just ask these guys.

These are tales of adventure detailing multiple smuggling operations. Some successful, some not. Tales of the perfect

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A funny read!

If you are considering a marijuana offense to raise cash, rob a bank instead. The time spent in prison will be much less. Crimes involving marijuana are ‘very serious offenses.’ Just ask these guys.

These are tales of adventure detailing multiple smuggling operations. Some successful, some not. Tales of the perfect off-loads involving multi-tons of pot—tales of screw-ups, complete with lost aircraft, lost pot, and close calls with the infamous DEA.

A wild party lasting fourteen years until the dreaded, “They got us!”
No one was hurt—no one was injured—no one was killed—there were no victims.
Then why did they put these guys in prison?

If you are curious about the true story of the pot smuggling business, here it is—and it’s damned funny. Good times were had by all—until prison.

That was not much fun.

5.0 out of 5 stars If David Sedaris had written 'Catcher in the Rye'..this would be it, June 30, 2012

This review is from: Shoulda Robbed a Bank (Kindle Edition)

I have never smoked pot in my life...nor do I ever care to.
I read about this book in numerous Huffington Post comments. Thought I would read it because I know nothing about marijuana or the people involved with it. I am ecstatic that I did. Funny, Funny, Funny!!!
The chapters are like short stories. Stories about unloading boats with helicopters, close encounters with law enforcement, traveling through the jungles of South America. The chapter about the author's first time smoking marijuana made me feel like I was with him...coughing.
All of the characters were just a group of loveable, nice guys and girls. Not what I had been raised to believe...hysterical maniacs high on pot bent on death and mayhem. They were nothing like that.
If you have ever read any of David Sedaris' books, and like them...you will love Shoulda Robbed a Bank.
And the crazy things happening reminded me of Holden Caufield in 'Catcher in the Rye' and the way he staggered through life.
The way the words are put together are like nothing I have ever heard. I am sure I will use many of the sayings found in this book just to dazzle my friends. A terrific read. I love this book.

Editorial Reviews

Amazon - C Adler
review is from: Shoulda Robbed a Bank (Kindle Edition)

I've smoked pot a few times in my life, and this book written by a fellow smoker is riveting and hilarious. Seeing inside of the trade, and the many different personalities and backgrounds of the people involved lends a whole new light to the party. The book is excellently written, and is sure to be an enjoyable read for smokers and nonsmokers alike. The story line is genuinely captivating, and the comedy is rich.
Amazon - Steve Wilkins
Shoulda Robbed a Bank (Kindle Edition)
If I had more thumbs, they'd be pointing up too. There are a few books I've read in two sittings. Old Man and the Sea, Tales from Margaritaville and I'm sure there are a few others. This is another one. Hugh hit the nail on the head. I can hardily recommend this book to anyone that was a 'product of the sixties' if you catch my drift. I was there and can relate to some of what was written.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014502337
Publisher:
Hugh Yonn
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
425 KB

Meet the Author

Hugh was busted for conspiracy to import and distribute 12,000 pounds of marijuana. He spent 5 years in Federal Prison for this indiscretion and learned quickly that he was not suited to that way of life. He has since mended his lowdown ways. His ways, but not his beliefs. The biggest lesson he learned while 'vacationing with the Feds,' was just how ludicrous our laws against marijuana truly are. A crime involving marijuana often earns a much longer prison stay that does armed bank robbery. Is there a problem here? What do you think?
Just good to see that the author retained his sense of humor.

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Shoulda Robbed a Bank 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Author has experience in a fascinating world, characters could be "fleshed out" to make a better story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great read. Having been a veteran returning to South Florida during the seventies I can' t help but think maybe I have spent some time in "Big Cahunas" and maybe even actually have met Mr. Yonn. I know I had a glass or two! This book was fun. In spite of the seriousness of the topic the author kept me smiling. Fiction? I don't think so! I wanted more.
Big_Bubba More than 1 year ago
Interesting and provocative.  This is an apparently semi autobiographical novel of the author's life as a drug importer/dealer.  The author is coy as to its authenticy, for obvious reasons..  Highly readable, but also very profane.  An easy read, I found it hard to put down.  Glad I read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book made me laugh out loud. Very funny and interesting.
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dpsy More than 1 year ago
This book is very entertaining with elements of truth which makes the adventure very interesting. But, be forewarned that there is a lot of colorful language so not an appropriate read for a non-adult. Good read!
mcj49 More than 1 year ago
I got this book from you , and really enjoy it. The author told a good story about money and the great time he had with the money. He did a good job telling the good and the bad thing that could happen when peoples try to take the easy way of making money. The book was easy to read and to understand. Maybe i can read more from Mr. Yonn MCJ49