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Journalist & Non-Fiction Author Beth Macy: Dopesick


 (July, 2019) Upper Dublin & Wissahickon Valley Public Libraries present the Summer 2019 “Let’s Discuss it!” Wednesday, August 21, 7:00p in the Upper Dublin Township Community Rooms, 801 Loch Alsh Avenue, Fort Washington, PA. In collaboration with Towne Book Center & Café.


In their thirteenth collaborative Let’s Discuss It! author event the Upper Dublin and Wissahickon Valley Public Libraries invite you to an evening with award winning journalist and author Beth Macy as she discusses her nonfiction book Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America. An instant New York Times and indie bestseller, Dopesick is the only book to fully chart the devastating opioid crisis in America: “a harrowing, deeply compassionate dispatch from the heart of a national emergency” (New York Times) from a bestselling author and journalist who has lived through it.


A New York Times bestseller, Dopesick has been awarded many prized including Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year, Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Best Southern Books of 2018, LA Times Book Prize for Science & Technology Winner, and American Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Media Award Winner.


"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


Tickets are $10 (admission only) or $17 (admission plus paperback copy of Dopesick) and are available for purchase at dopesick.brownpapertickets.com/ (link also on either library website).  


Plus! Author Q&A, book signing and additional books for sale to follow.


Beth Macy is the author of the widely acclaimed and bestselling books Dopesick, Truevine and Factory Man.

Based in Roanoke, Virginia for three decades, Beth’s reporting has won more than a dozen national awards, including a Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard.


For more information, contact the libraries at: udpl.org (215-628-8744) or wvpl.org (215-643-1320)

For more information about Let’s Discuss It, visit www.udlibrary.org or www.wvpl.org


Beth Macy: www.intrepidpapergirl.com


Media Contact:

India Frazier, UDPL                                                                Debbie Slavutsky, WVPL

ifrazier@mclinc.org (215) 628-8744 x3148                            dslavutsky@wvpl.org (215) 643-1320


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