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Beth Macy

Journalist and bestselling author

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019
6 p.m. - Presentation/Q&A
SUNY Global Center, 116 E 55th St, NYC 10022
Tickets: Free but required for entry:

Event to include a pre-event reception and book signing.


First 100 registered attendees will receive a free copy of Beth Macy’s New York Times bestseller, Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America (paperback, 2019) at the event.

Named one of the “top five books of 2018” by Janet Maslin of the New York Times, Dopesick is the first book to fully chronicle the widespread impact of the opioid crisis over the course of 20 years, from the mining communities of Appalachia to cities, suburbs and rural communities throughout America.

As a reporter for the Roanoke Times in the Appalachian region of western Virginia, Macy has spent three decades reporting on the region, focusing on social and economic trends and how they affect ordinary people — she says this area is the birthplace of the modern opioid epidemic.

Macy is the author of two previous bestsellers: Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local — and Helped Save an American Town (2014), currently in development for an HBO miniseries produced by Tom Hanks, and Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South (2016). 





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Photo credit: Josh Meltzer

“...Not a single executive went to jail, and none of the settlement money went to treatment. OxyContin sales surged in its aftermath, topping $2 billion in 2008.” 

― "The Four Ordinary People Who Took On Big Pharma" by Beth Macy, published July 20, 2019, in the New York Times  

SUNY: The State University of New York

This event marks the launch of “The NYS Writers Institute in NYC,” an exciting new partnership between the SUNY Chancellor’s Office and the NYS Writers Institute to bring the Institute’s nationally-renowned conversation series to the heart of Midtown Manhattan.

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