I restarted the The Devil’s Picnic : Around the World in Pursuit of Forbidden Fruit by Tara Crescoe. We’re reading it for our book club selection in October so I’m taking good notes. I have to say, I am really enjoying this book and I highly recommend it. Each chapter is about an indulgence that’s illegal in one or more countries and the author goes to each country to seek out and partake of the substance and talk with officials about the laws. While he clearly has no problem occasionally indulging in “forbidden fruit” he makes a clear distinction between indulging and over indulging.
This is probably one of the best books I’ve read in a quite awhile. It’s well written, the author is obviously intelligent and educated with out coming across as pompous. I can’t recommend it enough!