'A sweeping and often thrilling chronicle of the history of psychedelics, all interwoven with Pollan's adventures as a psychedelic novice. This is a serious work of history and science, but also one in which the author, under the influence of toad venom, becomes convinced he's giving birth to himself' Oliver Burkeman, Guardian'A mind-altering book ... full of transformations' Richard Godwin, Evening Standard'An irresistible blend of history, research and personal experience.
In terms of the psychedelic wave, the book is the big kahuna, the Big Bang moment for a movement that is gathering force' John McKenna, Irish Times'Entertaining and engrossing' Paul Laity, Financial Times'Deeply absorbing, wise and beautifully written' Mick Brown, Literary Review'An astounding book' Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine
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