Magic Mushrooms and Other Highs: From Toad Slime to Ecstasy

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Paul Krassner
Ten Speed Press, 2004 - Self-Help - 229 pages
- 1.2 million Americans are considered "users" of hallucinogens, according to the 2002 National Survey on Drug Abuse and Health, released by the U. S. government in 2001.- Substances featured include magic mushrooms, peyote, opium, THC, cocaine, belladonna, STP, ketamine, toad slime, and more.- The New York Press said MAGIC MUSHROOMS AND OTHER HIGHS has "some damn good stories, from tasting the brain of God to having uncontrollable fits of laughter that make your abdominal muscles sore for a week."

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About the author (2004)

Paul Krassner was a close friend of Lenny Bruce and the editor of Bruce's autobiography, How to Talk Dirty and Influence People. Krassner co-founded the Yippies, was involved with Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters and is written about in Tom Wolfe's unforgettable The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. His articles have appeared in Rolling Stone, Spin, Playboy, The Nation, Penthouse, Mother Jones, New York, National Lampoon, Utne Reader, San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, the L.A. Weekly and Funny Times. He has been a guest on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher." Krassner published The Realist, the counterculture's first alternative paper, from 1958 t to 2001 and writes regularly for Season in the Sun, High Times, AVN Online and the Huffington Post.

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