Mike Haskins

Drugs
  • Drugs

  • Searching for the ultimate stimulant? Something you can have on the bus in the morning or in the ambient comfort of your own home? The latest User's Guide - a totally natural and controlled experience - is just what you've been looking for. It contains everything you always wanted to know about drugs but were afraid to ask: The history of recreational drugs, a catalogue of natural highs and pharmaceuticals, the physiological effects, drugs and religion, drugs and the law, drug customs from around the world, trafficking drugs, drugs in literature, film and art, famous drug takers, drug slang, urban myths, drug legends and horror stories, quotations, tales of outrageous behaviour and a kilo of curious facts and figures. Did you know that- --Scientists have found traces of marijuana among Shakespeare's personal effects--Victorian prime minister Lord Rosebery would snort cocaine to help pep up his public speaking

Stephen Arnott is the author of Now Wash Your Hands! a cultural history of the toilet, The Languid Goat is Always Thin, a collection of the world's strangest proverbs, and Eating Your Auntie is Wrong, a collection of the world's strangest customs. Born in Jamaica, he currently lives in Peterborough with his partner and daughter. Mike Haskins is a comedy writer for TV and radio. His writing credits include everything from Smith and Jones and Smack the Pony to Freddie Starr and Russ Abbot. He is the author of Drugs: A User's Guide and lives with his wife and daughter in Norwich. They both enjoy nothing more than a good joke.

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