Home baked : my mom, marijuana, and the stoning of San Francisco
—Volz, Alia, 1977- author.
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2020
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"During the 70s in San Francisco, Alia's mother ran the underground Sticky Fingers Brownies, delivering upwards of 10,000 illegal marijuana edibles per month throughout the circus-like atmosphere of a city in the throes of major change. She exchanged psychic readings with Alia's future father, and thereafter had a partner in business and life. Each was devoted to the occult, and they regularly consulted the oracles for information on the police. Decades before cannabusiness went mainstream, when marijuana was as illicit as heroin, they ingeniously hid themselves in plain sight, parading through town -- and through the scenes and upheavals of the day, from Gay Liberation to the tragedy of the Peoples Temple -- in bright and elaborate outfits, the goods wrapped in hand-designed packaging and tucked into Alia's stroller. But the stars were not aligned forever and, after leaving the city and a shoulda-seen-it-coming divorce, Alia and her mom returned to San Francisco in the mid-80s, this time using Sticky Fingers' distribution channels to provide medical marijuana to friends and former customers now suffering the depredations of AIDS. Exhilarating, laugh-out-loud funny, and heartbreaking, HOME BAKED celebrates an eccentric and remarkable extended family, taking us through love, loss, and finding home"-- Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Subjects:
Bakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Biography.
Children of divorced parents -- California -- San Francisco -- Biography.
Cooking (Marijuana)
Eccentrics and eccentricities -- California -- San Francisco -- Biography.
Marijuana -- Therapeutic use.
Mothers and daughters -- California -- San Francisco -- Biography.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Biography.
Volz, Alia, 1977- -- Childhood and youth.
Genre:
Autobiographies.
Biographies.
Recipes.
ISBN:
9780358006091
0358006090
Description:
xii, 416 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
Prologue: On the barge
Eat it, baby!
The hand
If all the world's a stage
September's song
The touch
A zillion and one raindrops
The power at hand
Going round the bed
Kings and queens
Ride that brownie
Child of life's long labor
Galen's batch
The devil's playground
Off my cloud
Paint it black
No peace
Give it up and you get it all
The crossroads of infinity
Mirrors become you
Ella-vay-shun
The wheel
Epilogue: Licking the spoon.
LCCN:
2019028706
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