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Everything but affection Here Tony Dokoupil blends superb reportage with searing personal memories presenting a probing chronicle of pot smoking drug taking America from the perspective of the generation that grew up in the aftermath of the Great Stoned Age Brave and honestI watch Tony Dokoupil on the news every morning and I had stumbled upon this book by accident I love the way he tells his story in all of its very vivid detail Definitely worth the read

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Ijuana rings of the twentieth century In all they sold hundreds of thousands of pounds of marijuana and Big Tony distributed at least fifty tons of it To his son he was a rambling man who was also somehow a present father a self destructive addict who ruined A highly entertaining adventure tale woven together with a decades long family drama The book reads like a child retelling his father s best fish stories everything is larger than life and Anthony Dokoupil Sr certainly seems to have led an eventful life But for me what makes this book great are the author s reflections on his completely dysfunctional childhood Tony traces his family s emotional traumas back through the years in a way that somehow managed to be spellbinding in many ways the book is essentially a page turning work of pulp fiction I struggled with assigning this book a rating But I try to judge books based on where they fit within their genre and this book is a standout There are plenty of books that glamorize the lives of criminals What sets this book apart is the perspective from which it is written In this case it is a son writing with conflicted admiration and disgust about a man he barely knew but shaped his life in countless ways The fact that little mention is made of the lives destroyed in drug producing and consuming regions is disappointing but unsurprising It s difficult to read about Dokoupil Senior s exploits in Latin America without feeling disgust at his lack of concern for the rest of his supply chain This is easier to understand in the case of Marijuana but cocaine and other hard drugs are treated with the same paucity of concern Of course this cavalier attitude plays perfectly into the last pirate narrative the author wants so desperately to believe regarding his own father

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A haunting and often hilarious memoir of growing up in 80s Miami as the son of Big Tony a flawless model of the great American pot baron   To his fellow smugglers Anthony Edward Dokoupil was the Old Man He ran stateside operations for one of the largest mar A riveting account of a complicated relationship with a difficult father who is also a major drug smuggler A portrait of a time and a relationship


10 thoughts on “The Last Pirate

  1. says:

    A riveting account of a complicated relationship with a difficult father who is also a major drug smuggler A portrait of a time and a relationship

  2. says:

    This memoir of “a father his son and the golden age of marijuana” promised to be interesting and it was to an extent I was completely una

  3. says:

    Not the best not the worst Written well enough but sometimes draggy and confusing it tells the truthy tale of Tony Dokoupil the author's father who was a major player in the marijuana smuggling enterprise of the 70's and 80's The best

  4. says:

    A highly entertaining adventure tale woven together with a decades long family drama The book reads like a child retelling his fath

  5. says:

    This is a fascinating bio of Tony Dodoupil's father the last pirate but also the story of America's journey in what ultimately ends up as legalization of marijuana Since I'm old I actually remember most of what Tony reports on in this book It is extremely well researched Tony is a journalist after all and it reads like a

  6. says:

    Interesting But a little too long the historical backdrop of this time is especially educational now that we’ve got “War on Drugs” people back in office And I was too young to be aware of it the first time

  7. says:

    This story was mildly interestingI thought that the details of the authors personal relationship with his father dragged on too long I found the details of the Smuggle to be the most interesting along with the outcome of the players in the Smuggle Well written jut too long

  8. says:

    Written for Drug DealersThere were paragraphs where the jargon could only be defined by a drug dealer or user on a high Sorry to see this type of legacy passed on except for its ancestral recognition Surprised the writing was by a well placed journalist

  9. says:

    Brave and honestI watch Tony Dokoupil on the news every morning and I had stumbled upon this book by accident I love the wa

  10. says:

    Fascinating story about a whole world happening right under our nose Reading it made me go back and watch an episode of Miami Vice The myriad of details locations and characters confused me at times but otherwise a very engaging and worthwhile read

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