Chasing the Scream: The inspiration for the feature film The United States vs Billie Holiday (Paperback)
  • Chasing the Scream: The inspiration for the feature film The United States vs Billie Holiday (Paperback)

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

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 10/01/2019
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE INSPIRATION FOR THE FEATURE FILM THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY '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.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526608369
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 297 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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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“A fascinating history of the war on drugs.”

Hari’s story will be well-known to many: a star of journalism when he was under the age of 30 as a columnist for The Independent, his career imploded when it was uncovered that he was falsifying quotes from... More

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“In favour of connection”

Extremely readable and compassionate story of senseless war on drugs which is going on all over world for almost a century now. It’s an urgent matter and an old approach proves ineffective so Johan Hari builds a case... More

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