It's the final week of August, and the last week of the Question theme. (Although we might have one last Question surprise in the works...) But tomorrow, and fitting the theme nicely, we have an author talk tomorrow at 12 noon. So without any further ado...
"So the silence suits us. However, every now and then someone we know, some friend of a friend, will get caught and have their future destroyed by a criminal conviction for doing no more than we have done."
- A Small Book About Drugs, by Lisa Pryor
About the book:
Most people who use recreational drugs haven't had their lives destroyed, aren't living on the streets, and enjoy normal and unscathed relationships with families, friends and the world. So why is it that discussion about drugs and drug policy only reflects tragedy that ends with death, jail or addiction? Why is it that the only politically acceptable position on the use of drugs is one of prohibition? ... Lisa Pryor captures the zeitgeist in this considered yet punchy exploration of the real world of drug use today. It is the skewed nature of the debate, she argues, that has worsened rather than fixed many of the very real problems drug use can cause. — From the publisher
About the author:
Lisa Pryor is an Australian journalist and author... Her 2008 book, The Pinstriped Prison, sceptically examines the recruitment processes of large law firms, management consulting firms and investment banks, and criticises the flow of talent into these fields. Her second book, "A Small Book About Drugs", was published in 2011. — From Wikipedia.
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About Teaser Tuesdays:
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading! Everyone is welcome to play!
How it works:
1. Grab a book from your collection
2. Select 2 sentences that make an interesting teaser (avoid spoilers please!)
3. Post the sentences, along with author and book title in the comments of this post