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67: Beth Macy's DOPESICK and Jarrett Krosoczka's HEY KIDDO - Obviously, We Read Both

​In this Unabridged podcast episode, we talk about two books that look at drug addiction and its impact on families. Beth Macy's nonfiction book Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America shows the bleak situation of the opioid crisis in America by focusing on the situation within three communities along I-81, the "Heroin Highway" in Virginia. Jarrett J. Krosoczka's Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction is a graphic memoir portraying Krosoczka's own experiences growing up as the son of a heroin addict who continued using throughout his adolescence. 

Spoilers are inevitable throughout our Book Club discussion, so consider whether or not to listen if you haven't yet read the books Dopesick and Hey, Kiddo! ​

Timeline

Introduction: 00:00 - 02:13

Dopesick: 02:13 - 49:58

Hey Kiddo: 50:10 - 70:40​

Book Pairings: 70:50 - 85:49

Classroom Connections: 85:50 - 91:33

Book Pairings 

Ashley - When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullers and Asha Bandele and Blankets by Craig Thompson

Jen - David Sheff’s Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey through His Son's Addiction and Nic Sheff’s Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines

Sara - Ellen Hopkins's Crank (Glass and Fallout are the second and third in the trilogy) and Laurie Halse Anderson's Wintergirls

Other Mentions 

Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Chris McGreal's American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts

Netflix's One Day at a Time series

Yara Zgheib's The Girls at 17 Swann Street


Interested in what else we're reading? Check out our Featured Books page.


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