I bet you expected a Georgia indictments article; well, I’ll spare you that, (for a few days anyway). Today I’d like to take a look at a pending case before the Supreme Court. I’m not sure whether that is good news or not; I just want to explore.
We are getting close to the last minute holiday shopping crunch – or for you procrastinators the planning stage. Sizes and selections are starting to be a bear. For online shoppers (and there are more of us especially as our lives changed more rapidly due to the pandemic) delivery is now a consideration. Today I’ll make what has become my annual plea to give the gift of knowledge. In the process I’ll reveal tellthetruthonthem.com’s Book of the Year for 2022.
I’m a believer in continuous education. In that spirit and taking advantage of my Phase II retirement status I am reading more than ever the last few years. I spend a good part of my day reading and writing. One of the topics I don’t spend nearly enough time writing about is America’s opioid crisis. Three books have taught me a lot about it and made me reexamine my own prejudices. Please continue!
Recently I added Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, And The Future Of America’s Overdose Crisis by Beth Macy to the Recommended Reading List.
This is Macy’s second book on the opioid crisis, her first being Dopesick which is also on the list. 2 for 2; I’ll simply leave it at that.
I just added Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by: Patrick Radden Keefe to the Recommended Reading List.
This is a 30,000 foot view of the opioid crisis in America centered around the family most responsible for it. Radden combines the factual accuracy of a Jane Mayer, colorful antidotes and an almost Erik Larson ability to make non-fiction read like a compelling novel.
Combined with Beth Macy’s Dopesick this book will give you sufficient information on the opioid crisis.