Steal This Urine Test: Fighting Drug Hysteria in America

3.63 avg rating
( 75 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140104004: Steal This Urine Test: Fighting Drug Hysteria in America
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Both a serious and satirical response to mandatory drug testing in the workplace, this book addresses the reliability of various testing procedures, discusses misconceptions concerning urine testing and its constitutionality, and offers ways to beat the test

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

Former Yippie Hoffman (Steal this Book, Square Dancing in the Ice Age) examines drug testing in political, social and legal contexts while shattering myths about drug use and abuse. Instead of funding rehabilitation programs, Hoffman contends, the government mainly engages in "propaganda ploys" that neither help nor educate. Discussing misconceptions about urine testing and apparent violations of constitutional rights, he provides up-to-date information on the reliability of testing procedures and points out how lab errors are made. He challenges "bladder cops," takes readers on a field trip through a urinanalysis lab and instructs in how to beat the test. While Hoffman holds attention throughout with puns ("mind over bladder"), anecdotes and satirical writing ("golden showers come your way"), it is the extensive, in-depth research and a barrage of facts and figures that make this the definitive guide to the current drug-testing environment.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal:

One's initial reaction may be to dismiss Hoffman's latest j'accuse as more establishment-bashing by the Peck's Bad Boy of the left. But beyond the arch title and cutesy phrases (e.g., "bladder spies"), the book raises legitimateand disturbingquestions about the rush to drug testing in the United States. Specifically, Hoffman provides concrete and sometimes detailed documentation to support his contention that such testing is scientifically unreliable and constitutionally indefensible. All but the smallest libraries should acquire this book, which offers a thoughtful dissenting opinion on a subject of a great importance. Kenneth F. Kister, Pinellas Park P.L., Fla.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Abbie Hoffman; Jonathan Silvers
Published by Penguin Books (1987)
ISBN 10: 0140104003 ISBN 13: 9780140104004
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 1987. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0140104003

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Hoffman, Abbie; Silvers, Jonathan
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0140104003 ISBN 13: 9780140104004
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0140104003 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0025652

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Abbie Hoffman, Jonathan Silvers
Published by Penguin Books (1987)
ISBN 10: 0140104003 ISBN 13: 9780140104004
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 1987. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0140104003

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 65.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds