Rachel Thompson

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

LeRon L. Barton – Ten Things You Did Not Know About Straight Dope

Ten things you did not know about Straight Dope: A 360 degree look into American drug culture

by LeRon L. Barton

  1. The idea of Straight Dope came from wanting to present an honest well rounded view of drugs in America.
  2. I was inspired to write Straight Dope by reading many many books by Studs Terkel
  3. I could not get one cop to talk with me about this book.
  4. I sent out 30 query letters to various agents and almost all of them said no.
  5. I thought about having the original cover inspired by the “DARE” logo.
  6. I had to change certain names and facts to not incriminate people, seriously.
  7. I had the idea of Straight Dope for ten years before I started writing it.
  8. While on a plane, I spoke with a published author who suggested to me that I self publish Straight Dope. And here we are now….
  9. When telling people about the project, one of the first things I am asked is, “Did you ever do drugs…?” And I have to tell them….
  10. The original title for Straight Dope was something like, “Straight Dope: A look into America’s new favorite past time – drugs.

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Genre – NonFiction / Sociology

Rating – PG

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