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Tommy Chong author event

Date:
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
thomas gladysz
Location Details:
The Booksmith
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
USA

TOMMY CHONG
Wednesday, August 9th // 7 pm
- talk & booksigning

On the morning of February 24, 2003, agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration launched a sting called Operation Pipe Dreams and forced themselves through the door of Tommy Chong's California home, with automatic weapons drawn. As a result of the raid on his home; the simultaneous ransacking of his son's company, Chong Glass; and the Bush administration's determination to make an example out of the "Pope of Pot;" Chong was sentenced to nine months in prison because his company shipped bongs to a head shop in Pennsylvania that was a front for the DEA.

Beloved stoner comedian Tommy Chong is now older, wiser, and officially an ex-con. His just published memoir, "I Chong: Meditations from the Joint", tell his side of the story. Introspective, inspiring, and incendiary, it is a spiritual exploration of his time in prison, and a political indictment of the eroding civil liberties in post-9/11 American society.

Author events are free and are sponsored by The Booksmith (1644 Haight Street in San Francisco). For further information, call 415-863-8688 or visit http://www.booksmith.com
Added to the calendar on Fri, Jul 21, 2006 3:47PM
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