Julie Ekkers's Reviews > Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town

Methland by Nick Reding
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Aug 06, 10

really liked it
bookshelves: non-ficition
Read in August, 2010

This book is about the meth epidemic, and how and why it exploded as it did, particularly in small town, rural America. To that end, it's a real downward spiral of depressiveness. It's sobering on a lot of levels (not the least of which is learning how some pretty simple legislation, had it been passed, would have stemmed a lot of the whole mess). Some of the anectodtes the author uses to bolster his points are pretty grim. But I learned a lot about a recent slice of history that is still being written, and something that was tragically pretty well unfolded before the appropriate people started to pay attention.

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