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The Last Pirate

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The Last Pirate by Tony Dokoupil
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Jan 06, 2015 | ISBN 9780307739483

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“A probing, exuberant memoir about the history of the American drug economy, the ambitions and failures of politicians and outlaws, fathers and sons.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Big Tony’s descent is tragic, but his son’s quest to understand him will fill you with hope.” —People
“Dokoupil mines his father’s memories and his own to produce a funny, beautifully written and sometimes unsettling personal narrative.”—Time 
“A meticulously researched history of America’s rocky relationship with marijuana.”—The Washington Post

“Fascinating . . . more than just a rollicking, dope-saturated yarn.”—Salon
One helluva story.” —CBS Sunday Morning
“The rise and fall of a certain kind of outlaw who no longer exists.”—USA Today
 “Tony Dokoupil tracked down one of the [Reagan] era’s most infamous outlaws: his own father . . . . Get a contact high from the golden age of pot.”—Entertainment Weekly
The Last Pirate is an astonishing account of a marijuana millionaire’s hedonistic life. . . . Dokoupil’s prose is as artfully vivid as the tale itself and explicit about the sins of the father who abandoned him.”—New York Daily News
“While the author does show how the drug culture has grown up and settled down, his father’s story and his own outshine the large-picture history and bring it up-close and personal, with humor, sensitivity and a keen eye for the surprising detail.”—Kirkus
“NBC News senior writer Dokoupil offers a gripping examination of his longtime marijuana-dealing father, as well as a researched look at the evolution of American narcotics laws.”—Publisher’s Weekly (Starred Review)
“Partly the history of a generation, yet very much a family story…though there are no heroes, readers owe the author thanks for this well-told, ironic, and gripping story.”—Booklist

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