Prescription for Abuse: Toronto's Drugstore Cowboys

Prescription for Abuse: Toronto's Drugstore Cowboys

by Mr. Dana Fitzgerald jr


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Toronto is now highlighted in the news, with everyone focusing on the mayor, his drug use, and addictive tendencies. It seems nothing ever changes. This is a story about the drugstore cowboy craze that exploded in Toronto from 1972-1986. With a lot of insane acts and scams, this is a hilarious look at what was considered a normal method to get drugs. It describes a young boy's journey from a normal suburban lifestyle to an enforced existence he did not deserve, a move that changes his outlook on life, and irrevocably alters his family situation forever. A productive drugstore cowboy, his tales border on lunacy, with a super-sized side order of madness. These tales are based on real stories, with the names changed to protect the guilty. Addiction and moxy got them inside pharmacies, while insanity got them out. Full of life, the book satirizes sanity, while each page spoofs the sublime. Full of crazy stunts, this narrative is funny and thought provoking as it examines both sides of the street, and discovers many similarities. Addiction is universal; sobriety is one detox away from retox.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492993056
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/13/2013
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.84(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. He studied English at Toronto's York University and has created several short stories. 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 often pushes people into the realm of the absurd.

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