This book helped me understand why Americans heavily depend on harmful opioid. I still remember I was shocked to see American people, whether young or old, buying OTC/ prescribed painkiller medication like buying milk at Target. It was mid 1990s when I lived in a small college town of Midwest and just before OxyContin addiction emerged as a tragedy.
The author, Beth Macy explains the history of opioid addiction as well as geopolitical /sociopolitical causes of the prevalence so clearly that a reader like me, whose native language is not English could comprehend how and why too many deaths from substance abuse/ OD have been counted in the US.
The book is not only for American parents raising kids in drug-friendly culture, but for anyone living with Western medicine, under which painkiller/mental illness medication is overrated and over-prescribed.
No more death of young and bright Americans from OD.
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A New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the 2019 Library of Virginia People's Choice Award in NonfictionLA Times Book Prize for Science & Technology Winner
American Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Media Award Winner
2018 Kirkus Prize Finalist
2019 Library of Virginia People's Choice Award for Nonfiction finalist
2019 Ohioana Book Award in nonfiction finalist
Andrew Carnegie Medal shortlist
800-CEO-READ 2018 Business Book Awards Longlist
A New York Times Bestseller
One of New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books of 2018
New York Times critic Janet Maslin's Top Five Best Books
An NPR's On Point Top Title of 2018
One of Literary Hub's Ultimate Best Books of 2018
One of ALA's 2018 Notable Books
A Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year
One of Atlanta Journal-Constitution'sBest Southern Books of 2018
One of Newsweek's 61 Best Books of 2018
Washington Post Best Book of the Year
An Amazon Best Book of 2018
One of Anne Lamott's Favorite Books of 2018
"Macy's harrowing account of the opioid epidemic in which hundreds of thousands have already died masterfully interlaces stories of communities in crisis with dark histories of corporate greed and regulatory indifference."―New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice
"A harrowing, deeply compassionate dispatch from the heart of a national emergency...a masterwork of narrative journalism, interlacing stories of communities in crisis with dark histories of corporate greed and regulatory indifference."―Jessica Bruder, New York Times Book Review
"This book is comprehensive, compassionate and forceful. No matter what you already know about the opiod crisis, Dopesick's toughness and intimacy make it a must."―Janet Maslin, New York Times
"An impressive feat of journalism, monumental in scope and urgent in its implications...gritty and heartbreaking."―Jennifer Latson, The Boston Globe
"You've probably heard pieces of this story before, but in Dopesick we get something original: a page-turning explanation."―Matt McCarthy, USA Today
"Macy has waded into a public health morass that has also become a political minefield...Macy's strengths as a reporter are on full display when she talks to people, gaining the trust of chastened users, grieving families, exhausted medical workers and even a convicted heroin dealer, whose scheduled two-hour interview with the author ended up stretching to more than six hours."―Jennifer Szalai, New York Times
"Ms. Macy focuses on southern and western Virginia, though the lessons of her narrative apply broadly...Macy embedded herself in the lives of four heartsick families whose children's lives were ravaged--and sometimes lost--because of opioid addiction...for those new to the topic there is much to learn."―Dr. Sally Satel, Wall Street Journal
"Macy reports on the human carnage with respect and quiet compassion."―Gabriel Thompson, The San Francisco Chronicle
"Macy's book reveals a more complex truth of an epidemic that has been manufactured by the players of her subtitle."
―John Warner, The Chicago Tribune --このテキストは、hardcover版に関連付けられています。
Beth Macy is the author of the widely acclaimed and bestselling books Truevine and Factory Man. Based in Roanoke, Virginia for three decades, her reporting has won more than a dozen national awards, including a Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard. --このテキストは、hardcover版に関連付けられています。