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Shaman Woman, Mainline Lady: Women's Writings on the Drug Experience

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George Sand * Susan Sontag * Edith Piaf * Louisa May Alcott * Edith Wharton * Billie Holiday * Maria Sabina * Anita Hoffman * Charlotte Bronte * Diane di Prima * Sarah Bernhardt * Elizabeth Barrett Browning * Margaret Fuller * Anais Nin * Laura Huxley

These women are part of a virtually unknown tradition in women's history and a rich genre of drug and altered-states litera
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Hardcover, First Edition, 285 pages
Published November 1st 1982 by William Morrow & Company
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Fishface
This was fairly interesting. It's a collection of media and cultural images of women using and distributing various kinds of dope, some from the point of view of the users and distributors and some seen from afar. Due to the year this came out there is a heavy emphasis on psychedelics, although they also discuss heroin, cocaine, and the other American favorites. Heavily illustrated and very pretty to look at.
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Jul 15, 2013 Marc added it
This is a great book. Well-researched by the folks who are affiliated with one of the largest collections in the world of writings about psychedelia... Many of these ladies are well-known, and some not - but they were all pioneers in an area that is vastly under-reported. Highly recommended for scholars and historians alike...
Sara Gray
Oct 19, 2016 Sara Gray rated it it was amazing
This was a great smorgasbord of fiction and memoir by women writers both well-known and obscure on the drug experience; my to-read pile is surely to grow with the full works of many writers sampled within. My only complaint is how I wish there were a volume 2 featuring writers from 1980 to the present day.
else fine
Feb 13, 2011 else fine rated it it was ok
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This book should not be as boring as it is.
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this is a great book to open up and read random excerpts of debaucherous women's drugs experiences...lovein' it.
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