Drugstore Cowboys - the untold story: Catch us if you can

Drugstore Cowboys - the untold story: Catch us if you can

by Dana Fitzgerald


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This is a matter-of-fact, philosophical and pscyhological look at smart, yet wild addicts - what drove them, and why they repeatedly risked all to score. This books examines the drugstore cowboy craze that exploded in Toronto from 1972-1986. An intense look behind the scenes, we understand what drove them, and learn why this happened. These are true stories - the names are changed to protect the guilty, and the events altered to confuse police. A cutting view of a wide-spread problem. Addiction and moxie got them in, while insanity got them out. Action and adrenaline are splashed everywhere; cops, pharmacists, judges, lawyers, counselors, & jail guards add a unique cast of Falstaffian proportions, opening doors few peer behind. Full of life, the book satirizes sanity, while each page spoofs the sublime. Full of crazy stunts, we witness hilarity and despair-it examines both sides of the street, and discovers many similarities. Ultimately, we see addiction is widespread; sobriety is only one detox away from retox. This is a never before examination of what drove these addicts, and shows many tricks, many scams, and many downright gutsy methods to grab pharmaceutical drugs. From sophisticated to severe, they wanted what was behind that prescription counter. Life and addiction collide, exploding like fireworks, sparks fly and sparks jump off the page, showing how certain lifestyles can't be combined, like matter and anti-matter, they annihilate each other. When they were up they flew, but when down, they crashed and burned. Our character started off with Candide-like warmth: life and circumstance gave him a Tom Sawyer-esque talent with people, along with his own unique philosophy of taking the good with the bad, always wishing goodness would win. The author was responsible for all aspects of this book, hence the raw nature of the prose.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494772918
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/20/2013
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

An artist and writer, Fitzgerald explores his love of creativity through the written word and the abstract world of his imagination - vividly portrayed in oils, acrylics, and watercolors. Stepping back from his historical mysteries, Fitzgerald has taken zany tales from numerous sources, creating a fictional biography that humorously explores family, maturity, introspection, and the lure of addiction which pushed people into recklessness, and the realm of the absurd.

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