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.
Back a few months ago I committed to naming a Book of the Year. Well, the choice wasn’t that simple. For 2020 tellthetruthonthem.com is naming two Books of the Year: Capital and Ideology by Thomas Piketty along with The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson. It’s almost as if the books won in separate divisions: the nerd and the regular divisions. Continue reading 2020 Books Of The Year
I believe this is a first of a kind article for tellthetruthonthem.com and I know the announcement is unique. I do a lot of reading and the “confinement to quarters” necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic has only increased my reading volume, (in my opinion, one of the good outcomes.) Normally when I add a book to the Recommended Reading list I simply put out a brief notice. A recent book so moved me that I felt it was necessary to write an article dedicated to it after adding it to the list last week Thursday. I’ll tease you with the announcement until the end. Let’s explore. Continue reading Simply Splendid – A Book Review And Announcement