Chasing the Scream

Chasing the Scream : The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER What if everything we think we know about addiction is wrong? Johann Hari's TED talk on this subject - and the animation based on it - have been viewed more than 20 million times, and this New York Times best-selling book takes you on the remarkable journey that led him to uncovering these breakthroughs. One of Hari's earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of his relatives and not being able to. He didn't understand why then, but as he got older, he realised he had addiction in his family. He wanted to understand what really causes addiction - and how to find our way back from it. So he set off on an epic three-year, thirty-thousand mile journey into the war on drugs and addiction. He discovered that nothing on this subject is what we have been told it is - and the solutions are there, waiting for us, if only we are ready to see more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 32mm | 282g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1408857820
  • 9781408857823
  • 18,393

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An absolutely stunning book. It will blow your mind, and blow you away * Elton John * A wonderful book ... I hope everyone will read it * Sam Harris * This book is, forgive the obvious phrase, screamingly addictive. The story it tells, jaw-droppingly horrific, hilarious and incredible, is one everyone should know: that is all true boggles the mind fascinated and infuriates by equal measure. Johann Hari, in brilliant prose, exposes one of the greatest and most harmful scandals of the past hundred years * Stephen Fry * Wonderful. I couldn't put it down * Noam Chomsky * Superb journalism and thrilling story-telling * Naomi Klein * One of the world's most important and most enlightening thinkers and social critics * Glenn Greenwald, winner of the Pulitzer Prize * Breath-taking ... A powerful contribution to an urgent debate * John Harris, Guardian * Incredibly powerful * Caroline Lucas * Amazing and bracing and smart. It's really revolutionary * Dan Savage *show more

About Johann Hari

Johann Hari is a British journalist who has written for the New York Times, the LA Times, the Guardian, Le Monde, Slate, the New Republic and The Nation amongst others. He was a columnist on the Independent for nine years and was twice named Newspaper Journalist of the Year by Amnesty International UK. He has also been named Cultural Commentator of the Year by the Editorial Intelligence awards and Gay Journalist of the Year by Stonewall. He lives in London. @johannhari101show more

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An absolutely stunning book. It will blow your mind, and blow you away Elton Johnshow more

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6,465 ratings
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4 29% (1,864)
3 7% (467)
2 2% (117)
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