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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 In this masterful work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America's twenty-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs; from disparate cities to once-idyllic farm towns; it's a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched. Beginning with a single dealer who lands in a small Virginia town and sets about turning high school football stars into heroin overdose statistics, Macy endeavors to answer a grieving mother's question-why her only son died-and comes away with a harrowing story of greed and need. From the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, Macy parses how America embraced a medical culture where overtreatment with painkillers became the norm. In some of the same distressed communities featured in her bestselling book Factory Man, the unemployed use painkillers both to numb the pain of joblessness and pay their bills, while privileged teens trade pills in cul-de-sacs, and even high school standouts fall prey to prostitution, jail, and death. 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, Beth 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. "An impressive feat of journalism, monumental in scope and urgent in its implications."--Jennifer Latson, The Boston Globe
Author: Beth Macy
Published by: Little, Brown and Company | Publication date: 08/07/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 385 pages

Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town
The instant New York Times bestseller about one man's battle to save hundreds of jobs by demonstrating the greatness of American business.The Bassett Furniture Company was once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer. Run by the same powerful Virginia family for generations, it was also the center of life in Bassett, Virginia. But beginning in the 1980s, the first waves of Asian competition hit, and ultimately Bassett was forced to send its production overseas.One man fought back: John Bassett III, a shrewd and determined third-generation factory man, now chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co, which employs more than 700 Virginians and has sales of more than $90 million. In FACTORY MAN, Beth Macy brings to life Bassett's deeply personal furniture and family story, along with a host of characters from an industry that was as cutthroat as it was colorful. As she shows how he uses legal maneuvers, factory efficiencies, and sheer grit and cunning to save hundreds of jobs, she also reveals the truth about modern industry in America.
Author: Beth Macy
Published by: Little, Brown and Company | Publication date: 07/15/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 451 pages

Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South
NATIONAL BESTSELLER The true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back. The year was 1899 and the place a sweltering tobacco farm in the Jim Crow South town of Truevine, Virginia. George and Willie Muse were two little boys born to a sharecropper family. One day a white man offered them a piece of candy, setting off events that would take them around the world and change their lives forever. Captured into the circus, the Muse brothers performed for royalty at Buckingham Palace and headlined over a dozen sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden. They were global superstars in a pre-broadcast era. But the very root of their success was in the color of their skin and in the outrageous caricatures they were forced to assume: supposed cannibals, sheep-headed freaks, even "Ambassadors from Mars." Back home, their mother never accepted that they were "gone" and spent 28 years trying to get them back. Through hundreds of interviews and decades of research, Beth Macy expertly explores a central and difficult question: Where were the brothers better off? On the world stage as stars or in poverty at home? TRUEVINE is a compelling narrative rich in historical detail and rife with implications to race relations today.
Author: Beth Macy
Published by: Little, Brown and Company | Publication date: 10/18/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 398 pages

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Master Your Brain and Emotions to Overcome Anxiety, Depression and Negative Thoughts (CBT Self Help Book 1- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
Cognitive Behavioral TherapyMaster Your Brain and Emotions to Overcome Anxiety, Depression and Negative ThoughtsMost of us are trapped in a roller-coaster of ‘automatic’ thoughts, emotions, and actions. Try as hard as we might, when we see certain people or heard certain things, we get emotional. These intense emotions then trigger us to say certain things out of habit. We also often feel pushed to act a certain way. This all plays out so quickly we feel we really have no control about it. Very much like being on a roller-coaster. Might as well just brace yourself for the ride, right? After all, it’s too easy to conclude that your ‘automatic’ reactions of fear, anxiety, depression, or anger are simply part of ‘who you are as a person!’Well, you don’t have to keep making the same wrong decisions over and over again. You don’t have to be miserable, powerless, or small. You don’t have to keep defining yourself as a person who doesn’t have much power over your life and your world. What if I told you that you CAN get off the careening roller-coaster. that is your life? What if you can put an end to negative emotional reactions that consistently and constantly put you in a bad spot?The answer? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is a one of the most respected, thoroughly tested, and vetted psychiatric counseling systems in existence. Countless people have been liberated from personal prisons of helplessness, powerlessness, failure, anxiety, depression, and compulsive behaviors. Best of all, CBT doesn’t necessarily involve mind altering medication, hypnosis, or electro shock therapy. Instead, CBT works with a very basic premise: whatever negative thoughts, psychology, verbal and habitual behavioral patterns you have are products of how you choose to interpret situations. These interpretations, in turn, are products of certain ‘truths’ you choose to believe.CBT zeroes in on the central fact that you have a lot of choice in how your life plays out. By simply choosing to think in a different way and interpret certain experiences differently, you can produce a massive positive change in your life. You no longer have to feel like certain negative mental and emotional states are natural and ‘automatic’ responses to certain triggers in your life.This workbook teaches you key Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy principles that will enable you to become a happier, more fulfilled, more effective, and more content person. Stop thinking that your world is spiraling out of control or you don’t have control over your life. This book/ guide teaches simple clear techniques that will enable you to start living life to the fullest.Get this book today on Limited Time Discount Only. Go To The Top Right Of This Page and Click Buy Now!
Author: Bill Andrews
Publication date: 07/21/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 109 pages

Dopesick: The American Addiction to Heroin and Profit
Ryan Homanics in his first literary work attempts to explore the heroin epidemic in this country in a way not previously attempted. He draws upon personal experiences over the course of nearly a decade being addicted to drugs and merges that understanding with a look at the socio-economic environment that the heroin epidemic thrives in.He lays out in Dopesick how the current conditions of the society around us are actually driving the epidemic to higher and higher levels of human tragedy.The human desire to acquire profit at all costs are causing institutions large and small to put dollar bills over human lives.Until the fundamental driving forces behind the heroin epidemic are identified, addressed, critiqued, and changed the problem will only get worse. Significantly worse.
Publication date: 01/28/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 152 pages

The Hard Way on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches from the Rust Belt
Award-winning author and journalist David Giffels explores the meaning of identity and place, hamburgers, hard work, and basketball in this collection of wry, irreverent essays reflecting on the many aspects of Midwestern culture and life from an insider’s perspective.In The Hard Way on Purpose, David Giffels takes us on an insider’s journey through the wreckage and resurgence of America’s Rust Belt. A native who never knew the good times, yet never abandoned his hometown of Akron, Giffels plumbs the touchstones and idiosyncrasies of a region where industry has fallen, bowling is a legitimate profession, bizarre weather is the norm, rock ’n’ roll is desperate, thrift store culture thrives, and sports is heartbreak. Intelligent, humorous, and warm, Giffels’s linked essays are about coming of age in the Midwest and about the stubborn, optimistic, and resourceful people who prevail there.
Published by: Scribner | Publication date: 03/18/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 273 pages

Cabin Fever (Short Erotic Romance)
Jenna plans for a quiet weekend trip to a cabin on the lake to take some time alone. The cabin belonged to her friend’s family. But to her surprise, Rick, a friend of her friend, also arrives at the cabin. He too, had hoped for some quiet time alone. Unknown to them, this was a setup by their close friends. Things quickly heat up as the sexual tension fills the air between a sensual woman and a warm lusty man.This is an erotic romance short story of 6,000+ words. For 18+ mature audiences only.
Author: Beth Macy
Publication date: 07/13/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 23 pages

Many Years, Many Worlds
Many Years, Many Worlds simultaneously explores the loss of a parent and the intricacies of a tumultuous mother/daughter relationship while the author discovers her parent's lives in the Middle East in 1949. It is both a tender and provocative book, invoking an emotional response, as it probes the way we look at world politics and human nature. While cleaning out her mother's shed, the day before her mother's funeral, Beth found letters and photographs that give deeper insite into the world as it was in 1949. Many Years, Many Worlds is a touching and engrossing true story that follows Beth's discovery of her mother's letters and through them sees a side of her mother she never knew. Many Years Many Worlds is a testament to the resiliency of human nature and a reminder to gather the oral history of our elders before it disappears. It shows how the people we can see in hindsight are heroes were just leading their lives, or, as Beth's father put it, "Taking a plane from point A to point B." Take a while and lose yourself in the wonderfully rich world of 1949 and Operation Magic Carpet.
Author: Beth H Macy
Publication date: 02/02/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 326 pages

Summary of Beth Macy’s Dopesick by Milkyway Media
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America (2018) details the explosion of OxyContin use in Appalachia in the 1990s and 2000s, and the widespread heroin addiction that ensued when medical providers began restricting access to prescription opioids in the late 2000s and 2010s. Journalist and author Beth Macy, who once worked as a reporter in Roanoke, Virginia, traces the efforts of local activists, doctors, law enforcement officials, and parents to combat opioid dependence...Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
Publication date: 09/21/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 26 pages

Dope Sick
The itch starts when things get too heavy for Lil J. Skin popping or stealing pain pills from his mom help him relax. But Lil J's focus is wandering because money is short, and his man Rico knows a way to make some quick cash. It's supposed to be an easy deal, but it isn't so simple when the buyer is an undercover cop.With a gunshot wound to the arm, Rico in jail, and a police officer clinging to life, Lil J is starting to get dope sick. He'd do anything to change the last twenty-four hours, and when he stumbles into an abandoned crack house, it actually might be possible. . . .Walter Dean Myers weaves elements of magical realism into a harrowing story about drug use, violence, alternate perceptions of reality, and second chances.
Published by: HarperCollins | Publication date: 01/29/2009
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 195 pages
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