Book: A Really Good Day.

Author:Doherty, Brian
Position:Brief article - Book review

Novelist and memoirist Ayelet Waldman does a good turn for the cause of sane drug policy reform under the guise of a quirky self-help memoir. Her project is in the title: She experimentally microdoses herself with LSD in pursuit of A Really Good Day (Knopf).

The author is charmingly--even goofily--fanatical about minimizing risk. She researches every conceivable health problem that could arise from taking 10 micrograms of the drug every three days for one month. And she frets over LSD's illegality, fearing that obtaining it might be dangerous and worrying about how others will perceive her if they know she's using.

Waldman winningly relates the problems with mood disorders, pain, productivity, and her relationship with her...

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