BOOK REVIEW - Higher Connections by Eric Right and Alexanda Wright


Humor and Inspiration from a Certified Public Pothead


Self-help, Spirituality, Humor, Relationships, Auto-biography

Date Published: July 27, 2022

Publisher: OJDM, LLC

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Most people go through life worrying about silly things: careers, mortgages, family strife, the size of their biceps, how many Instagram followers they have, and most importantly, fantasy football. What if there was a way to get more out of life through deeper and more meaningful connections with those you care the most about? Some people turn to religion or meditation for these connections; I turned to my one true friend, cannabis.

The book summarizes my experiences with cannabis, the interesting connections I have made, the benefits to me from making these connections, what I think is happening that allows me to make these connections, and some other random and (hopefully) funny observations I have written down while high.

I hope you enjoy the trip as much as I did.

I received an advance review copy for free and am leaving this review voluntarily. Thank you Robert De Paola and RABT Books Tours and PR. I'm excited to be a part of this tour.

I will be honest; I am not sure what I expected from this book, but I really enjoyed the “trip” Eric and Alexandra take the reader on in this book. This book is one man’s tale of his experience with Marijuana. In 2019, feeling stressed and turning to alcohol to self-medicate, he decided to give edibles a try. Since using edibles, he finds Marijuana helped him have deeper relationships with his wife, kids, dogs. and extended family.

When the invite for this tour came up, I wanted to read it. I live in a state where Marijuana is legal both medicinally and recreationally yet there are a lot of people who are anti to the extent that seeing a store infuriates them. The irony, in my experience is, they are the same people who drink a bit too much but it’s completely fine.

Overall, I recommend this book to everyone. It has a lot of information regarding the history of Marijuana and research supports that Marijuana has its place. The writing style flows nicely and kept me engaged from start to finish. I look forward to reading more from this author.

Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

About the Author

The author, known by the penname Eric Right, is not an author by the standard definition of one. He has been writing a variety of things in his mind for close to 30 years, starting with love letters to girls in elementary school that he never had the guts to deliver to and eventually evolving to commentary and thoughts on a wide range of social issues like the environment, religion, abortion and the state of the world. Fortunately, due to his career and other demands, none of these thoughts made it to paper……until now when he decided to write about his journey with marijuana over the past several years.

Eric’s journey with marijuana began in early 2020 as a way to cope with the stress of family, work and relationships. Eventually, his journey evolved into unexplainable connections with those close to him to the point where he decided it was worth writing these down into a book, which he cleverly titled: Higher Connections: Humor and Observations of a Certified Public Pothead.

While Eric does not expect more than 10 people to actually buy the book, writing these thoughts down onto paper was healing and freeing and he hopes others will hopefully benefit from one or two of the things detailed in the book.

Eric has no awards, no honorary doctorates and no other contributions as a knight of the pen.  He is just a “normal” middle aged dude with the normal stressors of everyday life who tried marijuana one day and hasn’t looked back since. He does not claim to know the answers to mysteries of life but he is sure as hell trying to figure them out.

Eric grew up in the suburbs and has three kids, a dog, guinea pigs, koi fish and thousands of flies in the house he shares with Alexandra. Eric loves working out, going to concerts, watching hockey, and playing Playstation with his kids. 

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