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Of Vice includes interviews with experts and original experimentation to bring readers a history of some of humanity's most prominent vices along with explanations for how each of them helped humans rise to the top of the food chain Evans connects the dots between coffee and its Islamic origins the dr So this was written by a guy from Cracked and it reads like a book length Cracked article Which is not a criticism just a note And beneath all the dick jokes there's a thoughtful book that delves into the role of ritual in the use of illicit substances how things like music can be a drug and the fact that drinking schnapps with salamander poison can indeed knock you on your butt Funny interesting and well researched

ePub A Brief History of Vice How Bad Behavior Built Civilization

A Brief History of Vice How Bad Behavior Built CivilizationUg ephedra and Mormons music and Stonehenge and much Chapters also include step by step guides for re creating prehistoric debauchery in your modern life based on Evans's firsthand fieldwork Readers won't just learn about the beer that destroyed South America's first empire; they'll learn how to make i Good well researched book about how a variety of vices drugs sex parties etc were instrumental to the creation of civilization eg people settled down from hunter gatherers to agriculture so they could reliably grow grain for brewing beer it wasn't otherwise superior to the foods available and to have lavish feasts as a form of payment pre economy Well presented and engaging

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doc Ê A Brief History of Vice How Bad Behavior Built Civilization ✓ 260 pages Download ↠ From an editor at the popular humor site Crackedcom and one of the writers of the bestselling  You Might Be a Zombie and  The De Textbook a rollicking look at vice throughout history compFrom an editor at the popular humor site Crackedcom and one of the writers of the bestselling  You Might Be a Zombie and  The De Textbook a rollicking look at vice throughout history complete with instructions for re creating debauchery at homePart history lesson part how to guide  A Brief History Are you looking for a funny somewhat decently researched book about sex and drugs and trash talking with some trivia that will impress your friends and step by step guides to getting high like people in ancient times? If that is what you seek then this is the book for youIn contrast to the impression one might get from the title there is admittedly with a few exceptions little information on how the vices explored in the book have formed civilization Sure Churchill and Stalin who couldn't stand each other became BFFs after getting drunk together and then they planned their invasion of their common enemy I'll also grant that coffee is good for alertness which I suppose maybe results in a better civilization but the author doesn't tell us how BDSM getting high from mushrooms or salamander brandy has helped form our society This is not something that bothered me when I read the book though But if you expect to gain deep lessons about how you can use drugs and be a jerk and at the same time build a better society then you might end up disappointed Much of the charm of this book and it is a very charming book comes from the willingness of Robert Evans to expose himself or his friends and acuaintances to ancient drug recipes and cures for various ailments For instance he tries to make beer by following the oldest known beer recipe not a hit he tries communal pot smoking a moderate hit and he tries to drink his own waste products to help self inflicted cheese induced constipation could be judged either way depending on your criteria Evans keeps reassuring the reader that he did not do certain things and did not try certain drugs because that would have been a felony an argument that makes me a little suspicious Thankfully the author always seems to have some friends who can provide him with whatever knowledge gaps the law prevents him from exploring in himself This book is entertaining to be sure It will also give you a whole new arsenal of trivia to show off at your next party The information seems relatively well researched Evans makes references to scientific studies even if he may be cherry picking a bit Sometimes Evans prefers a theory because it is just awesome which as long as you are honest about it is fine with me Taken together I would say that this book was well worth the time it took to read it I may not have learned a ton but I did learn some new things Above all this book was funny and I think an assessment I think 90% of all readers will agree with Recommended