Author(s): Howard Marks
Howard Marks has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But determined not to go quietly into the night, he has decided that it is time to release Mr Smiley, the story of his last, and arguably his biggest ever, drug scam at the height of the '90s ecstasy frenzy. On his release from prison in 1995, Howard had made a promise to himself and family that this time he was going to go straight...But some people are just born for the life, and it is not long before Howard finds himself trying ecstasy and rubbing shoulders with some of the king-pins of the pill trade that has set the Ibiza scene ablaze. Incredibly funny, moving and scabrous, Mr Smiley is a free-standing follow up to Mr Nice, which follows a journey to the heartland of the clubbing scene and British crime. It is also a fitting last word from one of Britain's best loved bad boys.
Howard Marks is the bestselling author of Mr Nice, an autobiography about his life in the marijuana trade that ended with him receiving a 25 year prison sentence in America. Mr Nice went on to sell over a million copies in the English language, establishing Howard as a counter-cultural guru for generations of students, festival-goers and indeed anyone who ever decided to do things their own way.