Kelan

 

 

 

At age 26, Kelan is an aspiring herbalist and nascent addict of all things Parker Posey. He enjoys a plethora of non-fiction (i.e.
celebrity memoirs) with more than a slight penchant for the “esoteric” (ooooh spooky).

Roadside Geology of Colorado By Felicie Williams, Halka Chronic Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780878426096
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Published: Mountain Press - June 15th, 2014

Herbal Medic: A Green Beret's Guide to Emergency Medical Preparedness and Natural First Aid By Sam Coffman Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781635861938
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - August 3rd, 2021

This Is Your Mind on Plants By Michael Pollan Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593296905
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Published: Penguin Press - July 6th, 2021

Of all the things humans rely on plants for—sustenance, beauty, medicine, fragrance, flavor, fiber—surely the most curious is our use of them to change consciousness: to stimulate or calm, fiddle with or completely alter, the qualities of our mental experience. Take coffee and tea: People around the world rely on caffeine to sharpen their minds. But we do not usually think of caffeine as a drug, or our daily use as an addiction, because it is legal and socially acceptable. So, then, what is a “drug”? And why, for example, is making tea from the leaves of a tea plant acceptable, but making tea from a seed head of an opium poppy a federal crime?

In This Is Your Mind on Plants, Michael Pollan dives deep into three plant drugs—opium, caffeine, and mescaline—and throws the fundamental strangeness, and arbitrariness, of our thinking about them into sharp relief. Exploring and participating in the cultures that have grown up around these drugs while consuming (or, in the case of caffeine, trying not to consume) them, Pollan reckons with the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants. Why do we go to such great lengths to seek these shifts in consciousness, and then why do we fence that universal desire with laws and customs and fraught feelings?


Little Weirds By Jenny Slate Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316485364
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Published: Back Bay Books - November 24th, 2020

You may "know" Jenny Slate from her Netflix special, Stage Fright, as the creator of Marcel the Shell, or as the star of "Obvious Child." But you don't really know Jenny Slate until you get bonked on the head by her absolutely singular writing style. To see the world through Jenny's eyes is to see it as though for the first time, shimmering with strangeness and possibility.

As she will remind you, we live on an ancient ball that rotates around a bigger ball made up of lights and gasses that are science gasses, not farts (don't be immature). Heartbreak, confusion, and misogyny stalk this blue-green sphere, yes, but it is also a place of wild delight and unconstrained vitality, a place where we can start living as soon as we are born, and we can be born at any time. In her dazzling, impossible-to-categorize debut, Jenny channels the pain and beauty of life in writing so fresh, so new, and so burstingly alive, we catch her vision like a fever and bring it back out into the bright day with us, where everything has changed.


Based on a True Story: Not a Memoir By Norm Macdonald Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812983869
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Published: Random House - June 13th, 2017

When Norm Macdonald, one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time, was approached to write a celebrity memoir, he flatly refused, calling the genre “one step below instruction manuals.” Norm then promptly took a two-year hiatus from stand-up comedy to live on a farm in northern Canada. When he emerged he had under his arm a manuscript, a genre-smashing book about comedy, tragedy, love, loss, war, and redemption. When asked if this was the celebrity memoir, Norm replied, “Call it anything you damn like.”