After some back and forth wrangling with a publicist, I did it. I booked an interview with the author of Tell Your Children, The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence.
Cue all the due diligence: read the book cover to cover, take copious notes, follow him on social media and read everything I could find about the book and the man himself.
Not only because I wanted to be as prepared as I could be, but also because, well…he seems mean. Angry. His attack on cannabis seems personal, like he is seeking revenge. I had also seen him go after people in a personal way on Twitter, and I thought to myself, “I could see this guy looking at my questions and going after me online for fun. To kill some time on a dull afternoon.”
My article for Civilized, Scientists Are Calling Out Alex Berenson’s Reefer Madness – And He Deserves It, did not seem to attract his attention. But I’m small fry. Maybe he’ll find me on social media when he’s done going after everyone else.