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Most men have lost their partners, homes, and jobs from the obsession with being liked. Most nice guys are broken and need support to overcome this syndrome and lead a happier, healthier life, including cultivating a healthy sex life. This is why the no more Mr. nice guy movement was started. He was my dearest friend,” she adds. “We made each other laugh and took pride in each other’s accomplishments – he cried at my book launch! We shared books. We travelled together, to festivals and cannabis fairs, in Europe, Taiwan, Pakistan and Chile. He was wonderful with my friends. He told me he believed it was a parent’s duty to take care of a child’s friends, because of how important they were.” Dr. Robert Glover’s groundbreaking book , No More Mr. Nice Guy (2003 Barnes & Noble / Running Press) , has helped create a world-wide movement of men who are dedicated to becoming more conscious, authentic, empowered, and successful.
He gained a place at Balliol College, Oxford, after he impressed Russell Meiggs in his interview,  and read physics there from 1964 to 1967. At the university he was first introduced to cannabis by Denys Irving.  After his friend Joshua Macmillan (son of Maurice Macmillan) died, Marks swore off ever getting involved with hard drugs.  Among his other friends at Oxford were the epidemiologist Julian Peto and the journalist Lynn Barber.  Through a mixture of cheating and last minute cramming, he passed his finals; this was despite months of taking drugs rather than attending classes and a serious infection he developed a few weeks before the exams.  By joining the no more Mr. nice guy movement, you get to learn how to channel your feelings positively for the first time and live a free life. In the no more Mr. nice guy meetings, you also learn that you do not have to be the nice guy to get what out want out of life. The movement seeks to teach men about healthy ways to cultivate relationships with the people in your life for a happier life.
It is a path that will lead Marks face-to-face with terrorists, government agents, and lose him his freedom to one of the toughest prisons in the United States in 1988, through to the present day as a media personality and cult hero. Generally he comes across as naive saying things like "I didn't expect anyone to get hurt" after someone died from a drug deal going wrong. The entire thing seems like a game to him, with parents, wife, children and friends all coming in as sideshows to the main event. Following his release from prison, Marks published an autobiography, Mr Nice (1996), which has been translated into several languages.   He also compiled an anthology called The Howard Marks Book of Dope Stories (2001)  and more recently a follow-on from his autobiography: Señor Nice: Straight Life From Wales to South America.  Señor Nice differs from his previous book as drugs are not central to the story and, while autobiographical, the book is more Marks's own exploration of his claimed ancestor, the pirate Sir Henry Morgan.  In 2011, he penned the thriller Sympathy for the Devil.
So what was he like as a father? “He enjoyed us as children. He laughed at things we did and said. He told me children’s stories and sang songs he made up for and about me. He was an energetic enthusiast and shared his interests with us – especially music, but also dancing, Monty Python, train sets, ant farms and the latest tech. He never teased us if we were scared but reassured us… He took us with him everywhere he could – round the world, restaurants and markets.I was surprised by how much material he had kept from that time in prison,” she says. “Combined with his letters, it paints a prettier picture of his daily life than I feared at the time. I enjoyed reading his comments about the behaviour of chipmunks in the prison, and about his sporting activities. And the documents reveal the petty injustices meted out on a daily basis – and the efforts Howard went to fight these on his own and others’ behalf.”