Beth Macy is an American journalist and non-fiction writer. Her first published book, Factory Man, was a national bestseller.
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Beth Macy is an author and former reporter at The Roanoke Times. Her latest book is Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America. “I learned how to interview by delivering papers. I didn’t know it was interviewing, but I would stop and talk to old people who were bored and lonely and have great conversations. I think I learned how to talk to people by delivering the papers. And there’s a certain thing you have to do when you have to collect the money and learn how to negotiate with people when you’re 11. That’s some reporting skills too.” Thanks to MailChimp, School of Art Institute of Chicago, Skagen, and Pitt Writers for sponsoring this week's episode. @papergirlmacy [1:15] Headlong: Surviving Y2K [1:50] Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America (Little, Brown and Company • 2018) [2:00] Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town (Little, Brown and Company • 2015) [2:05] Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South (Little, Brown and Company • 2016) [3:50] Longform newsletter [22:20] Macy on Nieman Foundation [54:00] "After the Shouting" (Roanoke Times • Jun 2014)
Beth Macy is a journalist and author. Her latest book, Dopesick, focuses on one of America's epicenters for the opioid crisis. The book follows distressed communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs and the people inhabiting them. Her other books include Factory Man and Truevine. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: http://apple.co/1HCVfjA
Beth Macy is a journalist and author. Her latest book, Dopesick, focuses on one of America's epicenters for the opioid crisis. The book follows distressed communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs and the people inhabiting them. Her other books include Factory Man and Truevine. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: http://apple.co/1HCVfjA
New York Times Bestselling Author Beth Macy joined the program to talk about her new book "Dopesick" where she takes a deep look into the lives of heroin addicts and the cops, judges, and doctors surrounding the drug crisis in America. She will be speaking at Sweet Briar College this Thursday at 7:30 PM
Author Beth Macy's book, 'Dopesick,' takes an intimate look at cops, judges, drug dealers, young heroin users and their long-suffering parents, doctors and health activists struggling to fight the opioid epidemic. Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Severance' by Ling Ma.
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Location
Roanoke, VA, USA
Episode Count
6
Podcast Count
6
Total Airtime
4 hours, 35 minutes