Dr. Carl Hart, author of High Price 5-24-14

Carl Hart discusses his book:

High Price: 

A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society

$5-25 at the door and on-line
7pm Saturday, May 24, 2014
Revolution Books

A groundbreaking neuroscientist shares his story of growing up in one of Miami’s toughest neighborhoods and how it led him to his pioneering work in drug addiction.

As a youth, Carl Hart didn't realize the value of school, studying just enough to keep him on the basketball team. At the same time, he was immersed in street life. Today, he is a cutting-edge neuroscientist—Columbia University’s first tenured African American professor in the sciences—whose landmark, controversial research is redefining our understanding of addiction.

In this provocative and eye-opening memoir, he recalls his journey of self-discovery, interweaving past and present, Hart goes beyond the hype as he examines the relationship between drugs and pleasure, choice, and motivation, both in the brain and in society. His findings shed new light on common ideas about race, poverty, and drugs and explain why current policies are failing.

But while Hart escaped neighborhoods that were dominated by entrenched poverty and the knot of problems associated with it, he has not turned his back on it. Determined to make a difference, he tirelessly applies his science to help save real lives. But balancing his former street life with his achievements today has not been easy—a struggle he reflects on publicly for the first time.

A powerful story of hope and change, of a scientist who has dedicated his life to helping others, High Price will change the way we think about poverty, race, and addiction—and what we can do about them.and the neurobiology and environmental factors that mediate human behavior and physiology.

   —from the author's website

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