In the wild era of the Swinging Sixties, Joseph Mellen emerged with a peculiar ambition – he wanted to be in a perpetual state of high. But his method? Not what you’d expect. Instead of the usual avenues, Joseph turned to a drill and his own skull for answers.

His book “Bore Hole” chronicles this audacious journey where he attempted, not once, not twice, but thrice, to drill a hole in his head. Yes, you read that right. Armed with trepans from surgical shops (think corkscrews with an eerie twist), he embraced the skull-drilling saga.

Ancient civilizations did it for “brain pressure,” and Joseph sought creativity and happiness. Amid “schlurping” sounds and bubble-like encounters, he finally succeeded. But remember, when the Swinging Sixties collide with skull drilling, you get a story that opens with “This is the story of how I came to drill a hole in my head to get permanently high.” Because who needs ordinary when you can have extraordinary…

The Man Who Bore a Hole in His Skull to Get Permanently High