Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight Against the Drug Companies that Delivered the Opioid Epidemic
The worst book I read this year. A full of himself reporter takes the destruction wrought on West Virginia by big pharma and attempts to turn it into a hero story about himself. In almost every case it’s a bad idea for a reporter to put himself in the middle of a story, which is exactly what Eyre does here. There’s a good story lurking in here, about communities destroyed, and battles for justice, but its buried under so much ego it never really sees the light of day.
That this made best of lists absolutely blows my mind.
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