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Beth Macy

Beth Macy is a journalist, frequent lecturer/speaker, and a Midwesterner who lives in Virginia. In 2010 she was awarded a Nieman Fellowship for Journalism by Harvard University. She is the author of the bestsellers Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South and Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local--And Helped Save an American Town. Her latest, Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America, called by the New York Times a “masterwork of narrative journalism,” paints a stark picture of communities in crisis from the opioid epidemic and a shocking portrait of corporate greed and regulatory indifference. Macy’s favorite writers include Robert Caro, Bryan Stevenson, Roxane Gay, Anna Quindlen, Tracy Kidder, and Abraham Verghese.  And she recommends that everyone read Elizabeth Catte’s What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia.

New York Times review of Dopesick
CBS News: Dopesick
Beth Macy on Fresh Air

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