Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America's Overdose Crisis


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Little Brown and Company
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5.9 X 9.3 X 1.5 inches | 1.46 pounds

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About the Author

Beth Macy is a Virginia-based journalist, the author of Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America, and an executive producer and cowriter on Hulu's Peabody Award-winning "Dopesick" series.


"A profoundly disconcerting book that, with luck, will inspire reform to aid the dopesick and punish their suppliers."

--KIRKUS, Starred Review
"Raising Lazarus confirms Beth Macy's status as America's nonfiction laureate of the opioid crisis. This book is a force of inspiration that will make you believe not in miracles but in work - the sheer innovative, determined, empathic work of ordinary Americans. They are shifting the rightful place of shame from drug users to drugmakers."--Evan Osnos, NYT bestselling author of Wildland
"Macy brings her empathetic reporter's craft to the oft-ignored problem solvers on the ground?those who, as Macy writes, didn't wait around for justice. Macy didn't either. Unlike so many laws, court decisions and news stories, Raising Lazarus does right by the victims of the opioid crisis."--Sarah Smarsh, New York Times bestselling author of Heartland
"Through brilliant prose and journalistic genius, Beth Macy once again opens our hearts and takes us inside the battle to end America's overdose crisis. RAISING LAZARUS is a coming home story for many of us on the frontlines--a masterfully written, well researched, honest, and hopeful account like no other. Macy's storytelling is unmatched and translates our experiences into a literary masterpiece--offering a prescriptive path forward to curb this national health crisis."
--Ryan Hampton, person in recovery from addiction, national advocate, and author of Unsettled and American Fix
"Macy's harrowing account of the opioid epidemic in which hundreds of thousands have already died masterfully interlaces stories of communities in crisis with dark histories of corporate greed and regulatory indifference." -praise for Dopesick
--New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice
"A harrowing, deeply compassionate dispatch from the heart of a national emergency...a masterwork of narrative journalism, interlacing stories of communities in crisis with dark histories of corporate greed and regulatory indifference." -praise for Dopesick
--New York Times Book Review
"This book is comprehensive, compassionate and forceful. No matter what you already know about the opioid crisis, Dopesick's toughness and intimacy make it a must." -praise for Dopesick--Janet Maslin, New York Times
"An impressive feat of journalism, monumental in scope and urgent in its implications...gritty and heartbreaking." -praise for Dopesick--The Boston Globe
"You've probably heard pieces of this story before, but in Dopesick we get something original: a page-turning explanation." -praise for Dopesick
--Matt McCarthy, USA Today
"Macy has waded into a public health morass that has also become a political minefield...Macy's strengths as a reporter are on full display when she talks to people, gaining the trust of chastened users, grieving families, exhausted medical workers and even a convicted heroin dealer, whose scheduled two-hour interview with the author ended up stretching to more than six hours." -praise for Dopesick--Jennifer Szalai, New York Times
"In a class with other runaway debuts like Laura Hillenbrand's "Seabiscuit" and Katherine Boo's "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" These nonfiction narratives are more stirring and dramatic than most novels. And Ms. Macy writes so vigorously that she hooks you instantly. You won't be putting this book down." -praise for Factory Man--Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Nonfiction storytelling at its finest.... It does what the best business books should: It delivers a heavily researched, highly entertaining story, at the end of which you realize you've learned something.... This is a great American story, the kind that we don't read often enough." -praise for Factory Man--Bryan Burrough, New York Times
"Beth Macy is America's indispensable guide to the opioid epidemic. She brings great humanity and unparalleled storytelling to her work. Through her, the horrors of opioids are better known but, as this update makes clear, the suffering goes on. We owe her a great debt."--Anne Case and Angus Deaton, New York Times bestselling authors of Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism