PEN/USA Literary Award FINALIST 2003
"A poet, ethnobotanist, and amateur chemist, he’s the best writer on drugs to come along since the late Terence McKenna."
—The Village Voice
"Dale Pendell, most elegant eloquent writer on drugs because both scientist and poet, has exuded a book as charming as The Compleat Angler or Brillat-Savarin’s Physiology of Taste. It will be preserved amongst the scriptures of an entheogenic revival that will recognize the scribe Pendell as an inspired prophet and forerunner."
"Dale Pendell’s books are elegant tapestries of accurate chemistry, pharmacology, and botany, interwoven with rich poetical imagery. I use them as textbooks in a large annual undergraduate class which I teach at the University of California in Berkeley. The students love them?"
—David E. Presti, PhD, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley