Chasing The Scream


It is now 100 years since drugs were first banned. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, 30,000-mile journey into the war on drugs to uncover its secrets – and he found that there is a startling gap between what we have been told and what is really going on. As strange as it may seem at first, drugs are not what we have been told they are; addiction is not what we think it is; and the drug war has very different motives to the ones we have seen on our TV screens. In ‘Chasing the Scream’, Hari reveals his startling discoveries entirely through the true and shocking stories of people across the world whose lives have been transformed by this war.

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* Pre-order Johann Hari’s new book Stolen Focus now! *THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERTHE 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’ GUARDIANWhat 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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Weight 0.297 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.7 cm










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