cs1Cocaine & Surfing (RARE BIRD BOOKS)

Tuesday • August 28 • 7pm

U District store

Reading & Book Signing


Former war correspondent and current Editor at Large at Surfing Magazine Chas Smith peels the curtains back on a hopped up, sometimes sexy sometimes deadly relationship with his new book Cocaine + Surfing. Using cocaine as the vehicle, he exposes and explains the utterly absurd surf industry to outsiders and explores where dreams go when they die.

Chas Smith the author of Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell (It Books, November 2013), which was optioned for television by Fox 21 (Homeland and Sons of Anarchy) with producers at Television 360 (Game of Thrones) and a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award for Nonfiction.

Chas began his writing career as a foreign correspondent, penning pieces for Vice, Paper, and Blackbook, amongst others, from Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, Somalia, Azerbaijan and Colombia which led to a brief career as a war correspondent for Current TV