Confessions of a Marijuana Eater: A Songwriter's Memoir

Confessions of a Marijuana Eater: A Songwriter's Memoir

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ISBN-13: 9780692756690
Publisher: ByGosh Music Corporation
Publication date: 04/20/2016
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Forward ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xvii
1 Confessions of a Marijuana Eater 1
2 Earliest Recollections 5
3 The Music Begins 9
4 Billi 15
5 On to New York 19
6 Sammy Cahn 23
7 Paul Anka 29
8 Jimmy Weston's 37
9 Sinatra 41
10 Touring and Carol Hall 43
11 Big Bucks and Commercials 47
12 Vermont 51
13 Becoming a Student of the Universe 55
14 A Little Bit More 69
15 A Growing Problem 73
16 A Manhattan Disco in Vermont 75
17 Beyond Words 79
18 Animatronics 85
19 Billi, Me, and Politics 91
20 Nantucket 101
21 Björk and Bill Bryson 103
22 Art Stories 105
23 Book Stories 131
24 Why I Am An Atheist 135
25 What I Have Learned to Believe 149
26 EPILOGUE: MY BIGGEST HIT 157
About the Author 159

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Songwriter Bobby Gosh's memoir Confessions of a Marijuana Eater is part biography, popular music history, personal philosophy, and of course, public acknowledgement of his career-spanning use of marijuana/cannabis. By 1952, when Gosh started touring, using marijuana was not something one publicized. The Federal Bureau of Narcotics called it the "devil weed and intended to round up musicians who played "bad" music - jazz - on marijuana charges; the exploitative film "Reefer Madness" was on the circuit through the 1940s and '50s, and cannabis use was criminalized and mandatory minimum sentences established. Needless to say, Bobby Gosh's concern about "coming out" as a marijuana user was well justified. It is only now in his 2016 memoir Confessions of a Marijuana Eater ~ A Songwriter's Memoir that Gosh makes public his life story, successful musical career, and advocacy for cannabis policy reform.