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American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts by Chris McGreal - Book Review

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Published: PublicAffairs - November 13th, 2018

Big Pharma's mantra, "a pill for every ill," triggered an American epidemic starting in the late 1990s when that pill was OxyContin. Distributors delivered, doctors prescribed, and patients unwittingly became addicted consumers. Now, with OxyContin's dangers well-known, many addicts have moved on to heroin, fentanyl, or, they have OD'd. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence by Patrick Sharkey - Book Review

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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 16th, 2018

America's cities are much safer now than a generation ago, but the future is murky. Sharkey advocates progressive policing, practical investment, enlightened policies, and programs and activities that engage all segments of the urban population to further minimize metropolitan violence and crime. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America by Beth Macy - Book Review

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Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 7th, 2018

Macy portrays an epidemic sowed by pharmaceutical companies and drug dealers, enabled by beleaguered bureaucrats, sustained by flailing politicians, and financed, often fatally, by the bodies of dopesick addicts. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay - Book Review

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Published: Harper Perennial - May 1st, 2018

An incredibly honest anthology involving the personal stories of individuals affected by sexual assault. Many unique insights from the authors provide the reader with the opportunity to understand the different ways sexual trauma can impact one's life. This novel should become required reading to help rid the stigma and skepticism surrounding rape culture. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America by T. Christian Miller - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781524759933
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Published: Crown - February 6th, 2018

Weaving statistics with story, these two authors investigate the butterfly effect in one serial rapist case. An insightful look at the way police investigations of rape are often tragically flawed because of erroneous assumptions made by the people who judge and investigate them. This is a true crime story in which the worst offense is the systemic doubt of women. Impressive writing regardless, but especially so on a topic such as this by two men. I read this cover to cover in a day. ~ Reviewed by Hanna Yost


The Most Dangerous Branch: Inside the Supreme Court's Assault on the Constitution by David A. Kaplan - Book Review

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Published: Crown - September 4th, 2018

Take any of these terms: abortion, gun, voting, and gay, follow with "rights," and think who ultimately determines their validity. The answer is the United States Supreme Court. Kaplan argues the Court's outsized influence has enfeebled the political process, poisoned public discourse, subverted democracy, and brashly empowered a tribunal of unaccountable judges. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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