Offsite (Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard Branch):
Tuesday, August 6, 6:30 PM
Beth Macy presents Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America
Part of BPL Presents
Free with RSVP
Journalist and best-selling author Beth Macy launches the paperback edition of Dopesick, the only book to fully chart the devastating opioid crisis in America. In this masterful work, Macy takes us into the epicenter of America’s twenty-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. Through unsparing, yet deeply human portraits of the families and first responders struggling to ameliorate this epidemic, each facet of the crisis comes into focus. In these politically fragmented times, Macy shows, astonishingly, that the only thing that unites Americans across geographic and class lines is opioid drug abuse. But in a country unable to provide basic healthcare for all, Macy still finds reason to hope -- and signs of the spirit and tenacity necessary in those facing addiction to build a better future for themselves and their families.
Free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP.
The BPL Leonard Branch is located at 81 Devoe St in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.