Chasing the Scream

Chasing the Scream : The inspiration for the feature film The United States vs Billie Holiday

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'Screamingly addictive' STEPHEN FRY
'Superb ... Thrilling story-telling' NAOMI KLEIN
'A powerful contribution to an urgent debate' GUARDIAN

What if everything we've been told about addiction is wrong? One of Johann Hari's earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of his relatives and not being able to. As he grew older, he realised there was addiction in his family. Confused, he set out on a three-year, thirty-thousand mile journey to discover what really causes addiction - and how to solve it.

Told through a series of gripping human stories, this book was the basis of a TED talk and animation that have been viewed more than twenty million times. It has transformed the global debate about addiction.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30mm | 297g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781526608369
  • 2,155

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Screamingly addictive. The story it tells, jaw-droppingly horrific, hilarious and incredible, is one everyone should know Stephen Fry
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Screamingly addictive. The story it tells, jaw-droppingly horrific, hilarious and incredible, is one everyone should know -- Stephen Fry Intoxicatingly thrilling -- Russell Brand Superb journalism and thrilling story-telling -- Naomi Klein A wonderful book ... I hope everyone will read it -- Sam Harris An absolutely stunning book. It will blow your mind, and blow you away -- Elton John Wonderful. I couldn't put it down * Noam Chomsky * One of the world's most important and most enlightening thinkers and social critics -- Glenn Greenwald, winner of the Pulitzer Prize Breathtaking ... A powerful contribution to an urgent debate * Guardian * Incredibly powerful -- Caroline Lucas A testament to Hari's skill as a writer * New York Times * Incredibly entertaining. It's enormously emotionally affecting ... It really is an extraordinary book -- Vanessa Feltz * BBC London * Gripping * Financial Times * Amazing and bracing and smart. It's really revolutionary -- Dan Savage
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About Johann Hari

JOHANN HARI is an internationally bestselling author. His first book, Chasing the Scream, was a New York Times bestseller and is being adapted into a Hollywood feature film. His second book, Lost Connections, was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. He has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Le Monde and others, and he was twice named Newspaper Journalist of the Year by Amnesty International. His TED Talk, 'Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong', and the animation based on it, have had more than twenty million views. His books have been translated into eighteen languages. / / @johannhari101
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15,754 ratings
4.5 out of 5 stars
5 62% (9,823)
4 28% (4,384)
3 8% (1,190)
2 2% (257)
1 1% (100)
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