The I Chong: Meditations from the Joint

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The I Chong: Meditations from the Joint

Format:  Paperback,

218 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publish Date: Jun 2007

ISBN-13: 9781416947417

ISBN-10: 1416947418

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Beloved stoner comedian TOMMY CHONG is now older, wiser, and officially an EX-CON.
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'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;" he 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.
Well . . . now it's Tommy Chong's turn to fight back and tell his side of the story.
Beginning with Tommy's experiences growing up in Canada in the forties and fifties as a mixed-race kid and going on to become a comedy legend, "The I Chong" is at once a memoir, a spiritual exploration of his time in prison, and a political indictment of the eroding civil liberties in post-9/11 American society. He tells the unbelievable story of his trip down the rabbit hole of America's war on drugs and of his experiences in the federal prison system, and he offers up timely observations on combating the conservative political forces at work in this country. Introspective, inspiring, and incendiary, "The I Chong" is a unique chronicle of one man's life and how his humorous and spiritual point of view saved him during his wrongful incarceration at the hands of an administration without boundaries.

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: Jun 2007
ISBN-13: 9781416947417
ISBN-10: 1416947418
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 218
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.49
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.74 x 0.64 x 8.31

Chapter outline

Ch'ien / The Creative Ch'ien / Ch'ienp. 1
Shih / The Army K'un / K'anp. 26
Po / Splitting Apart Ken / K'unp. 41
K'an / The Abysmal (Water) K'an / K'anp. 50
Ting / The Caldron Li / Sunp. 68
Chen / The Arousing (Shock, Thunder) Chen / Chenp. 79
Chieh / Limitation K'an / Tuip. 90
Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning K'an / Chenp. 120
Sung / Conflict Ch'ien / K'anp. 126
Pi / Holding Together (Union) K'an / K'unp. 134
P'i / Standstill (Stagnation) Ch'ien / K'unp. 155
Ku / Work On What Has Been Spoiled Ken / Sunp. 165
Kuan / Contemplation (View) Sun / K'unp. 171
Fu / Return (The Turning Point) K'un / Chenp. 178
Ta Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Great Ken / Ch'ienp. 182
Li / The Clinging, Fire Li / Lip. 192
Ch'ien / Modesty K'un / Kenp. 198
Shih ho / Biting Through Li / Chenp. 204
Acknowledgmentsp. 214

Book description

Beloved stoner comedian TOMMY CHONG is now older, wiser, and officially an EX-CON.

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'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"; he 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.

Well... now it's Tommy Chong's turn to fight back and tell his side of the story.

Beginning with Tommy's experiences growing up in Canada in the forties and fifties as a mixed-race kid and going on to become a comedy legend, The I Chong is at once a memoir, a spiritual exploration of his time in prison, and a political indictment of the eroding civil liberties in post-9/11 American society. He tells the unbelievable story of his trip down the rabbit hole of America's war on drugs and of his experiences in the federal prison system, and he offers up timely observations on combating the conservative political forces at work in this country.

Introspective, inspiring, and incendiary, The I Chong is a unique chronicle of one man's life and how his humorous and spiritual point of view saved him during his wrongful incarceration at the hands of an administration without boundaries.

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