Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town
Methland is a portrait of a community under siege, of the lives the drug has devastated, and of the heroes who continue to fight the war. It will appeal to readers of David Sheff's bestselling Beautiful Boy, and serve as inspiration for those who believe in the power of everyday people to change... show more
Methland is a portrait of a community under siege, of the lives the drug has devastated, and of the heroes who continue to fight the war. It will appeal to readers of David Sheff's bestselling Beautiful Boy, and serve as inspiration for those who believe in the power of everyday people to change their world for the better.
Publish date: 2009-06-09
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, True Crime
, Social Science
Steven Suo's work with The Oregonian http://www.oregonlive.com/special/oregonian/meth/. Methland by Nick Reding is the story of how Olewein, Iowa (pronounced Ol-wine)became the became the living embodiment of the meth epidemic. There are many angles that Reding investigates to show how complex the...
I got my copy of this from the library and I think some previous patron may have actual cooked meth over the book: it had all manner of gross, weirdly coloured chemical stains throughout. Normally, I would return such a suspicious copy and wait for one to come into my store, but in this case I was h...
Using Oelwein, Iowa as the petri dish, though one could easily substitute any rural farming town in the US that has been hit by economical disaster, METHLAND is a confidently written, well-researched, accessible, and illuminating look into the methamphetamine "epidemic" and it's many probable causes...
Sort of a hard book to rate. There's good information here, and I respect Reding's attempt to cover the entire scope of the meth epidemic, from Big Ag in the heartland to Big Pharma in Congress, to politics and NAFTA, and including the psychopharmacology of meth in one's brain.At the end of the epi...
a sobering look at the effect of the meth epidemic on the mid-east rural environment. The author has done a lot of research here, perhaps too much for such a short book. There is a good balance between anecdotal and socio-historic information. I did appreciate the author's knowledge on the economica...