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This Is Your Mind on Plants

  • Michael Pollan
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  • ISBN-10: 0593414217
  • ISBN-13: 9780593414217
  • Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs ( .45 kgs)
  • Paperback
  • Available July 2021

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

In This Is Your Mind on Plants, Michael Pollan dives deep into three plant drugs — opium, caffeine, and mescaline — and throws the fundamental strangeness, and arbitrariness, of our thinking about them into sharp relief. Exploring and participating in the cultures that have grown up around these drugs while consuming them, Pollan reckons with the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants. Why do we go to such great lengths to seek these shifts in consciousness, and then why do we fence that universal desire with laws and customs and fraught feelings?

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“Building on his lysergically drenched book HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND (2018), Pollan looks at three plant-based drugs and the mental effects they can produce. . . . A lucid (in the sky with diamonds) look at the hows, whys, and occasional demerits of altering one’s mind.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)