The Last Opium Den

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The Last Opium Den
Author Nick Tosches
Country United States
Language English
Genre Journalism, Travel
Publisher Bloomsbury USA (USA)
Publication date
January 5, 2002 (USA)
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 72 pp (hardback first edition)
ISBN 1-58234-227-X
362.29/3/092 B 21
LC Class HV5816 .T67 2002

The Last Opium Den is an investigative journalism/travel book by Nick Tosches. It was originally an article in Vanity Fair, where Tosches is a contributing editor. Tosches travels the world (in particular, Southeast Asia) seeking the titular establishment. He also spends time discussing the heroin/opium trade, the history of opium dens, wine tasting, and the historical use of opium to treat symptoms of diabetes (Tosches is a diabetic).

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