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Cocaine + surfing : a sordid history of surfing's greatest love affair / Chas Smith ; introduction by Matt Warshaw.

Smith, Chas., (author.). Warshaw, Matt, 1960- (writer of introduction.).
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Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 797.32 SMITH (Text) 37500004517500 Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1945572817
  • ISBN: 9781945572814
  • ISBN: 9780733638695
  • ISBN: 0733638694
  • Physical Description: 196 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First North American hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles : Viero / Rare Bird Books, 2018.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
The call to adventure! -- Refusal of the call! -- Supernatural aid! -- Road of trials and tests! -- Belly of the whale! -- The meeting with the goddess! -- Sacred marriage! -- Finding love in the underworld! -- Apotheosis! -- The ultimate boon! -- Refusal of the return! -- Death of dreams! -- The magic flight! -- Rescue from without! -- The crossing of the return threshold! -- World dancer! -- Master of two worlds! -- Timeline of key events.
Summary, etc.:
"It's no surprise that surfers like to party. The 1960-70s image, bolstered by Tom Wolfe and 'Big Wednesday,' was one of mild outlaws - tanned boys who refused to grow up, spending their days drinking beer and smoking joints on the beach in between mindless hours in the water... Internally, though, surfing had moved on from booze and weed to its heart's true home, its soul's twin flame: cocaine. The rise of cocaine in American popular culture as the choice of rich, white elites was matched, then quadrupled, within surf culture. The parties got wilder, the nights stretched longer, the stories became more ridiculously unbelievable. And there has been no stopping, no dip in passion... 'Cocaine + Surfing' peels the curtains back on a hopped-up, sometimes sexy, sometimes-deadly relationship and uses cocaine as the vehicle to expose and explain the utterly absurd surf industry to outsiders."--Inside jacket flap.
Subject: Smith, Chas.
Surfers > Biography.
Cocaine abuse.
Genre: Biographies.

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