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Dopesick: soon to be a major TV series on Disney+ by [Beth Macy]

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A shocking investigation... [Dopesick] is essential. The urgency of its message is compounded by the fact that as I write this, the latest figures show the number of deaths in England and Wales due to the synthetic opioid fentanyl rose by 29 per cent in 2017' ― The Times

Essential reading... Macy follows one specific drug through the range of problems it has caused, the people it has hurt, the difficulties in fighting it and the glimmers of hope that remain' -- Janet Maslin, New York Times

'Beth Macy seeks the very hearts of the people who are running the long marathons of struggle and survival – of Life.
Dopesick is another deep – and deeply needed – look into the troubled soul of America' -- Tom Hanks

'An urgent, eye-opening look at a problem that promises to grow much worse in the face of inaction and indifference' ―
Kirkus Reviews

Macy potently mixes statistics and hard data with tragic stories of individual sufferers, as well as those who love and attempt to treat them... Forceful and comprehensive' ―
Publishers Weekly

A crucial and many-faceted look at a still-unfolding national crisis... A timely and necessary read' ―
Booklist

Beth Macy's powerful work of reportage...
Dopesick goes to the heart of one of the most urgent problems of our time' ― The Tablet

Essential to understanding not just the epidemic of opioid addiction and death, but also how America and Big Pharma work... Macy's narrative is a mosaic of suffering and bereavement' ―
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'A gripping, heartbreaking and enraging tale of ruined lives and the corporate greed that led to a nationwide epidemic of painkiller addiction' ―
The Oldie.

'Macy's reportage shows how unscrupulous drug companies helped to hook America on painkillers. Drugs are the leading cause of death for the under-fifties, above guns and car accidents; Macy puts human faces on to the grim statistics' ―
The Times, Books of the Year.

'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, Books of the Year

'Comprehensive, compassionate and forceful. No matter what you already know about the opioid crisis, its toughness and intimacy make it a must'
New York Times, Critics' ― Picks of the Year

Shifting effortlessly between the socio-political and the personal, Macy weaves a complex tale that unfolds with all the pace of a thriller, her deep journalism – interviews with dealers, police officers, activists, local politicians as well as users and their families – matched by a sense of barely suppressed anger at what is happening... It may make you weep; it will almost certainly make you angry' ―
Observer

Beth Macy's book, told in the manner of a pace thriller, is a shocking investigation into where and how things got to be this bad... It wouldn't surprise me if it wins a Pulitzer... Essential' ―
The Times

I've read a few books about the opioid crisis in America and this might be the best... [Macy] does a brilliant job. [She] follows the epidemic – from the pharmaceutical industry to the doctors, the drug dealers, the victims. She gets it all' ―
Evening Standard

An unflinching look at the opioid crisis in the US... Truly shocking in some places,
Dopesick is a wake-up call for doctors and the pharmaceutical industry' ― British Journal of General Practice --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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A portrait of the devastating opioid crisis in America from a New York Times bestselling author and journalist who has lived through it.

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07F2N3WGS
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Apollo (9 August 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 6239 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 410 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0316551309
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Beth Macy is a journalist who writes about outsiders and underdogs. Her writing has won more than a dozen national journalism awards, including a Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard and the 2013 J. Anthony Lukas Word-in-Progress award for "Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local -- and Helped Save an American Town," published by Little, Brown and Company in July 2014. The book was a NYT bestseller.

Her second book, "Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South", was published by Little, Brown and debuted on the NYT Bestseller list in October 2016, and tells the story of George and Willie Muse, two Black albinos who were kidnapped and sold into servitude with the circus, where they became international stars with the Ringling Brothers and other well known circuses and sideshows of in the 1920s.

Her third book for Little, Brown and Co., "Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America" was published in 2018. Also a NYT Bestseller, it has been optioned for a Hulu original television series starring Michael Keaton.

She lives in Roanoke, Virginia, with her husband Tom, her sons, and rescue mutts Mavis and Charley.

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