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Paradise Burning: Adventures Of A High Times Journalist

3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  56 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Paradise Burning is the rocky-road story of a reporter for America's most notorious marijuana magazine, High Times. From pot plantations to live sex shows, from biker rallies in Sturgis, South Dakota, to the homes of Jamaica's reggae legends, Simunek blazes a trail of smoke through today's dope underground, narrowly escaping the wrath of customs agents, speed freaks, and N ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 15th 1998 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Lavinia Thompson
Jun 24, 2014 Lavinia Thompson rated it it was amazing
This book took a deep look at the culture behind smoking weed and also provides a deeper analysis of life itself. The author found himself in a time when life wasn't quite going his way and reliance on drugs and alcohol, even when he got sick of it, was the prevalent thing in his life besides his journalism career writing for the High Times.

There are laughs and sorrows, "high" times and low times, and there are friends and enemies. Simunek provides us a beautiful look at the search we all go th
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Marcus Lacerda
Nov 12, 2008 Marcus Lacerda rated it really liked it
Chris Simunek, professor de inglês de uma escola pública em Nova York, encontrava-se em um beco sem saída. Sem perspectivas de realização e tendo que ouvir a lenga-lenga de docentes mais velhos na sala dos professores, ele vê em um pedaço de bosta que entope a privada uma resposta final. Larga a carreira de professor e resolve não fazer nada por enquanto.

Nesta acaba encontrando com um amigo que o chama para trabalhar na High Times. Sua primeira missão como "editor de cultivo": visitar uma fazend
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Valerie
Sep 18, 2007 Valerie rated it it was ok
I found this on Rob's bookshelf. It's writen by a reporter from High Times about, well, duh. It's only ok. The narrator is kind of annoying. I am still reading it, though, and will probably finish it.
Levi Hawken
Jan 15, 2008 Levi Hawken rated it really liked it
Not bad for a book about drugs, i usually get bored by this sort of stuff, tried to read mr. mice and just wasn't interested in drug industry culture, but this is more of a journalists account.
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May 20, 2012 Lucas rated it really liked it
Read it along time ago, but I remember it being a good book.
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