Most people go through life worrying about silly things like careers, mortgages, family strife, how big their biceps are, how many Instagram followers they have, and fantasy football. What if there was a way to get more out of life through meaningful and deeper connections with those that you care most about. Some people turn to religion or meditation; I turned to my one true friend: marijuana.
This book summarizes my experiences with marijuana, the connections I have made, the benefits to me making these connections, what I think is happening that allows me to make these connections and some other random and (hopefully) funny shit I have written down while high.
I hope you enjoy the ride.
That exemplifies the tone of this loose, high-spirited book. Telling the story of how embracing weed during the pandemic brought him peace he never knew he could have—and possibly saved his marriage—Right makes a case for pot without overpromising or resorting to Freshman Composition canards. Charming occasional sidebars from Right’s wife, here called Alexandra, back up his claims while gently, amusingly offering a second perspective. A thumbnail history of pot and some speculation about the nature of the soul prove less illuminating than his frank, insightful rundown of marijuana’s effects on him personally. Right writes movingly of it helping him feel more open to other people, more aware of individual steps in everyday processes, and more in touch with his own thoughts.
Most powerfully, both husband and wife describe the shutting down of the “elevator music” that plays in their heads, those ambient worries and concerns. A cleverly structured chapter documenting misadventures while high, including an out-of-body experience, is often laugh-out-loud funny, while the more speculative material (Are we living in a simulation? What happens after we die?) is most involving when connected to life and family. Unless, perhaps, the reader is high.
Takeaway: This celebration of life with marijuana is most persuasive on stress relief and human connection.
Great for fans of: Amanda Siebert’s The Little Book of Cannabis, Michelle Lhooq’s Weed.
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