“Makes for a fun stoned read and a great gift.” ―High Times “Has a sense of humor, but it’s also educational.” ―USA Today “More serious than you think. It’s not just about novelty, it’s about knowledge.” ―Vice “Smells like the bottom of Martha Stewart’s bag.” ―Ellen DeGeneres “One of those things that was long overdue.” ―David Downs, San Francisco Chronicle
Legal in all 50 states, this entertaining, informative, and whimsically illustrated guide covers 4,000 years of marijuana and its significance—psychoactive, cultural, medical, sexual, and more—with 20 scratch-&-sniff scents. Reading and sniffing this totally cool book is amazing because it includes:
The science behind the munchies
The botanical link between weed and beer
Weed’s sexual upsides and (literal) downsides
Tupac to Shakespeare
Why weed makes music sound better
And lots of smells! Twenty of them!
Authors Seth Matlins and Eve Epstein write, “Know why cannabis is the most widely used illicit substance in the world? Because it’s awesome, that’s why.” They then go on to explore the neurological, historical, physiological, psychological, sexual, cultural, and political world of weed. It turns out, as every stoner and enthusiast has learned, that smoking, vaping, or eating marijuana cues a release of dopamine in your system that boosts your receptivity to pleasure, whether in the form of music, sex, or, as the authors say, “Cool Ranch Doritos.”
Marijuana’s impact travels beyond our bodies and minds, though. It has touched our culture, industry, politics, spirituality, music, art, and more. You don’t have to drop out, but maybe you should turn on!
This book may just be the greatest-ever gift for anyone from the cannabis connoisseur to the cannabis curious.
About the Author
Seth Matlins has been smoking weed since first hearing Pink Floyd in 1982. A global brand marketer with a long history in Hollywood from Rock the Vote to CAA to Live Nation, he’s currently EVP, the Branded Impact Group at WME/IMG. His work has appeared everywhere from from Good Morning America to the New York Times and AdAge.
Eve Epstein is a writer, editor, and media strategist. Co-author of X vs. Y: a Culture War, a Love Story, she was the longtime editor-in-chief of DailyCandy, head of content for TakePart.com, and now runs content for Demand Media. Her writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, Glamour, Forbes, WMagazine, and beyond.
Ann Pickard has been an illustrator and painter for more than twenty years. Her art has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, California Sunday Magazine, Stock Pot Images and LA Weekly, among other publications. She lives in Southern California and is currently working on a series of paintings of mythological creatures at their day jobs.
"The Scratch & Sniff Book of Weed is more serious than you think. It’s not just about novelty, it’s about knowledge."
“The overall effect is delightful. Styled as a primer for absolute beginners, the book’s sections are devoted to how weed makes you feel (both the good and possible bad effects), how it functions as an aphrodisiac (there’s a cheekily placed musk sticker), and a pastiche of cannabis facts. Makes for a fun stoned read and a great gift.”
— High Times
"Scratch and sniff book on pot has a sense of humor, but it’s also educational." — USA Today
“Smells like the bottom of Martha Stewart’s bag.”
— Ellen DeGeneres
“One of those things that was long overdue.” — David Downs, The San Francisco Chronicle
“A dope book aimed at giving weed fans a full and entertaining overview of all things cannabis.”
— Green Rush Daily
“It’s easy to succumb to the belief that there’s truly nothing new under the sun. Then along comes The Scratch & Sniff Book of Weed.” — The Cannifornian
“Equal parts fun and informative, you can sniff your way through weed’s turbulent history, which is much preferable to the Wikipedia k-hole route to gaining knowledge.”
"Get the straight dope: There’s more to know about cannabis than the difference between indica and sativa. Like, 4000 years of cultural, medical, even sexual significance. There are more sticky icky icky facts out there than you can fit into your pipe - and this completely legal book is the perfect gateway into the big, beautiful world of weed.With 20 scratch-&-sniff scents and some trippy illustrations by Ann Pickard, this dope little book covers the scientific explanations of weed and beyond, into some deep corners of cannabis culture. Take a trip through the turbulent reefer timeline, from its first recorded use to its impact on ecommerce (the first thing sold on the Internet: a bag of weed). Learn about famous users (Shakespeare!), and how to hack your buzz if you're feeling too high. Whether you're a connoisseur or simply curious, this book will have something new for you to learn. And we totally get high on knowledge." — ThinkGeek
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New Hope for American Art
New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
William Langson Lathrop
William F. Taylor
M. Elizabeth Price
S. George Phillips
Rae Sloan Bredin
Charles F. Ramsey
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.