By Murray Carpenter
Hardcover, 270 pages (Hudson Street Press)
Had your fix today—your caffeine fix? The most popular drug in America is the completely unregulated one that we get in our coffee, teas, colas, chocolate and even some pain relievers. This well-researched, wide-ranging look at “how our daily habit helps, hooks and hurts us”—by a writer for NPR, The New York Times and Wired—is compelling, comprehensive, insightful and more than a little bit scary. Read it and you’ll probably never sip that morning cup of java so nonchalantly again.
—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine