Mr. Nice

Author(s): Howard Marks

Biography & Memoir

During the mid 1980s Howard Marks had forty three aliases, eighty nine phone lines and owned twenty five companies throughout the world. Whether bars, recording studios or offshore banks, all were money laundering vehicles serving the core activity: dope dealing. Marks began to deal small amounts of hashish while doing a postgraduate philosopy course at Oxford, but soon he was moving much larger quantities. At the height of his career he was smuggling consignments of up to fifty tons from Pakistan and Thailand to America and Canada and had contact with organisations as diverse as MI6, the CIA, the IRA and the Mafia. Mr Nice is Howard Marks extraordinary story.

Product Information

This book is one of my all time favourites, so much so, that I have loaned it out many times. Yes, it is about a criminal (marijuana smuggler), but he is also a great writer, met some fascinating people and had some absolutely phenomenal experiences. A really great read.

Alicia, The Book Grocer


"Frequently hilarious, occasionally sad, and often surreal" GQ "A man who makes Peter Pan look like a geriatric with sleeping sickness" Loaded "A folk legend... Howard Marks has huge charisma. He sounds like Richard Burton and looks like a Rolling Stone" Daily Mail "A racy yarn with plenty of globe trotting colour" -- Christopher Hirst The Independent "Marks weaves a fascinating story spiced with brilliant detail, far stronger than fiction" FHM Magazine

Howard Marks is an acclaimed travel and sports writer, TV personality and DJ. For the last ten years he has had a series of successful one man shows. He lives in Europe and continues to campaign for the legalisation of marijuana.

General Fields

  • : 9780749395698
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : 0.342
  • : June 1997
  • : 200mm X 129mm X 31mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Howard Marks
  • : facsimiles, portraits
  • : Biography & autobiography: general; Ethical issues & debates; Drug addiction & substance abuse
  • : 466
  • : 363.45092
  • : English
  • : New edition
  • : Paperback