reading & book signing for "I Chong: Meditations from the Joint"
Wednesday, August 9th at 7 pm
--- 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, the "I Chong: Meditations from the
Joint" (hardcover, $23.95), 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.
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