Killer Weed author Michael Castleman discusses the history behind the mythology of the hippie Haight-Ashbury, in San Francisco in the 1960′s. The Haight-Ashbury neighborhood provides a backdrop a cold-case murder, one of the mysteries in the novel Killer Weed. Recorded at Diesel Books, Oakland, CA, September 18, 2013.
Jennifer Andrews has written a great review of Killer Weed in BookPleasures.com. “Killer Weed is a great story that grabs you on page one. The plot is engrossing, the characters engaging, the dialogue entertaining, intelligent, and even funny. A riveting, fast-paced, roller coaster of pleasure, Killer Weed is hard to put down.” Read the complete review.
Mark your calendars now, folks! I’ll be reading from the Killer Weed and talking about marijuana related issues, at these great bookstores: Wednedsay, September 18, 2013 – 7pm Diesel Books, 5433 College Ave, Oakland 94618, (510) 653-9965 Friday, September 20, 2013 – 7pm Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., SF (415) 776-1111 Saturday, September →
Alcohol, narcotics, cocaine, meth—you name it, their sexual effects are well-documented and quite predictable. The exception is marijuana. Its sexual effects are all over the map, from “I can’t stand having sex stoned,” to “I never have sex without it.” Those who call marijuana sex-inhibiting typically report that it pulls them so deeply inside themselves →
Publisher’s Weekly gave Killer Weed a great review. They said: The San Francisco marijuana scene, from the glory days of Haight-Ashbury to the latest fight for legalization, forms the backdrop of Castleman’s entertaining fourth Ed Rosenberg mystery (after 2010’s A Killing in Real Estate). The present-day action starts off with a bang with the assassination of →
Intoxicants just might be the reason we have agriculture and civilization. Until recently, the conventional scientific wisdom held that early farmers grew grain for bread and accidentally stumbled on its fermented byproduct, beer. Now it appears that hunter-gatherers stumbled on beer made from wild grains, liked it, and settled down to grow more of the →