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Book Club: Chasing the Scream

  • City Labor Club 16 Petrie Plaza Canberra, ACT, 2601 Australia (map)

The book for this Meetup is Chasing the Scream: The Search for the Truth About Addiction by Johann Hari . Alternatively subtitled 'The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs,' this book themes on addiction and human connection were the source of Hari's TED talk 'Everything you know about addiction is wrong.' ( This book has transformed the global debate about addiction and I think will generate a good discussion on many themes. I hope you'll join us.

Chasing the Scream is available from Book Depository (free postage) for $17.86:
Kindle for $12.79:
or try your local library (there's a 2019 edition, but this book was first published in 2015, so it is likely to be in our library system.
Audible Australia also has the audiobook for the usual $14.95 or 1 credit if you are an Audible member: