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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

 
 
 
 
Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market
Author: Eric Schlosser
ISBN 13: 9780618446704
ISBN 10: 618446702
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: 2004-04-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $15.95
 
 

In his latest book of investigative journalism, Schlosser author of Fast Food Nation) presents three central players of the American black market—pornography, pot, and illegal immigrants—based on research he carried out for articles in Rolling Stone and the Atlantic Monthly. Writing in terrifically engaging prose, Schlosser details the business practices, schemes, criminal records, lifestyles and/or victimization of those involved, and relates the history of each enterprise, the role played by the US war on drugs and the process of US immigration, and the impact on the nation of the underground economy. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Washington Post

Schlosser attacks this big theme with admirably thorough reporting and a refreshingly clear, no-nonsense writing style. — Philippe Bourgois