Sisters of the extreme: women writing on the drug experience

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Park Street Press,
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* An anthology of writings by some of the most influential women in history on the often misunderstood and misrepresented female drug experience. * With great honesty, bravery, and frankness, women from diverse backgrounds write about their drug experiences. Women have been experimenting with drugs since prehistoric times, and yet published accounts of their views on the drug experience have been relegated to either antiseptic sociological studies or sensationalized stories splashed across the tabloids. The media has given us an enduring, but inaccurate, stereotype of a female drug user: passive, addicted, exploited, degraded, promiscuous. But the selections in this anthology--penned by such famous names as Billie Holiday, Anais Nin, Maya Angelou, and Carrie Fisher--show us that the real experiences of women are anything but stereotypical. Sisters of the Extreme provides us with writings by women from diverse occupations and backgrounds, from prostitute to physician, who through their use of drugs dared cross the boundaries set by society--often doing so with the hope of expanding themselves and their vision of the world. Whether with LSD, peyote, cocaine, heroine, MDMA, or marijuana, these women have sought to reach, through their experimentation, other levels of consciousness. Sometimes their quests have brought unexpected rewards, other times great suffering and misfortune. But wherever their trips have left them, these women have lived courageously--if sometimes dangerously--and written about their journeys eloquently.
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Grouped Work ID2919e1b9-cd90-22e3-3804-e02f1b43b063
Grouping Titlesisters of the extreme women writing on the drug experience
Grouping Authorcynthia palmer and michael horowitz
Grouping Categorybook
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Palmer, Cynthia.
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ils:.b11087080BookBooksEnglishPark Street Press, [2000]xiv, 310 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
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subject_facetWomen -- Drug use -- History
title_displaySisters of the extreme : women writing on the drug experience
title_fullSisters of the extreme : women writing on the drug experience / edited by Cynthia Palmer and Michael Horowitz
title_shortSisters of the extreme
title_subwomen writing on the drug experience
topic_facetDrug use