131 x 199 x 21mm
'Dopeland' follows cult author John Birmingham as he gets paid to travel around Australia in search of its marijuana culture. On his tour he meets the dope smokers of Australia - and fins that they're not what you might expect.
Yes, there are some sci-fi geeks, some student activists, and the obligatory Nimbin ferals, but he also finds himself smoking with conservative politicians, lawyers, cops, merchant bankers and school teachers. Given that thirty to forty percent of the adult population have smoked marijuana, and that dope is one of Australia's biggest cash crops, worth roughly five billion dollars a year, maybe we shouldn't be so surprised.
The hordes of Felafel fans out there won't be disappointed. 'Dopeland' has more bong-smoking dog stories and Tim Tam references than Perth as micro-beers or Melbourne has retro bars. 'Dopeland' is for anyone who's ever fired up a choice fatty, wondered whether you can drink the bong water, gone on a Mars Bar run, or just considered watching daytime TV a worthwhile way to spend your twenties.