Beth Macy Book Launch: RAISING LAZARUS
Join us for the national book launch of Raising Lazarus with New York Times bestselling author, Beth Macy on Tuesday, August 16 at 7 pm at Calvary Moravian Church.
We're excited to welcome Beth Macy for the national book launch of Raising Lazarus, a complex story of public health, big pharma, dark money, politics, race, and class that is by turns harrowing and heartening, infuriating and inspiring, and a must-read for all Americans.
The event will be held at Calvary Moravian Church, located at 600 Holly Ave NW in downtown Winston-Salem, NC (directly across the street from the Bookmarks parking lot).
Beth Macy's book launch is sponsored by Lilly Skok Bunch, Hollins Class of 1990, in support of Beth and all the great writers of Hollins University. We are grateful for her support in allowing us to present this free event to our community.
- When: Tuesday, August 16 at 7 pm
- Where: Calvary Moravian Church (600 Holly Ave NW in downtown Winston-Salem, NC; directly across the street from the Bookmarks parking lot)
- Cost: Free; no registration required
- Book: Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisis
- Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event
At this time we prefer guests to wear a mask. If Covid-19 guidelines or restrictions change, we will update it here.
About Beth Macy
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.
About Raising Lazarus
From the New York Times bestselling author of Dopesick (inspiration for the Peabody Award-winning Hulu limited series) and Factory Man.
Nearly a decade into the second wave of America's overdose crisis, pharmaceutical companies have yet to answer for the harms they created. As pending court battles against opioid makers, distributors, and retailers drag on, addiction rates have soared to record-breaking levels during the COVID pandemic, illustrating the critical need for leadership, urgency, and change. Meanwhile, there is scant consensus between law enforcement and medical leaders, nor an understanding of how to truly scale the programs that are out there, working at the ragged edge of capacity and actually saving lives.
Distilling this massive, unprecedented national health crisis down to its character-driven emotional core as only she can, Beth Macy takes us into the country’s hardest hit places to witness the devastating personal costs that one-third of America's families are now being forced to shoulder. Here we meet the ordinary people fighting for the least of us with the fewest resources, from harm reductionists risking arrest to bring lifesaving care to the homeless and addicted to the activists and bereaved families pushing to hold Purdue and the Sackler family accountable. These heroes come from all walks of life; what they have in common is an up-close and personal understanding of addiction that refuses to stigmatize—and therefore abandon—people who use drugs, as big pharma execs and many politicians are all too ready to do.
Like the treatment innovators she profiles, Beth Macy meets the opioid crisis where it is—not where we think it should be or wish it was. Bearing witness with clear eyes, intrepid curiosity, and unfailing empathy, she brings us the crucial next installment in the story of the defining disaster of our era, one that touches every single one of us, whether directly or indirectly. A complex story of public health, big pharma, dark money, politics, race, and class that is by turns harrowing and heartening, infuriating and inspiring, Raising Lazarus is a must-read for all Americans.
A “deeply reported, deeply moving” (Patrick Radden Keefe) account of everyday heroes fighting on the front lines of the overdose crisis, from the New York Times bestselling author of Dopesick (inspiration for the Peabody Award-winning Hulu limited series) and Factory Man.
Nearly a decade into the second wave of America's overdose cr
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