An evening with Beth Macy, author of Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America.

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Meadowdale Library
Meadowdale Meeting Room

Event Details

Registration is currently full but please join the waiting list.  A number of registered attendees usually cancel as the event approaches, opening up space on the list.  Also, waiting list members are still invited to attend if open to standing room only.

Journalist and bestselling author Beth Macy will discuss her New York Times-bestselling book, “Dopesick:
Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America.” The book chronicles the opioid crisis, including the role of doctors, drug companies and the government in the crisis. “Dopesick” describes how the epidemic has impacted
the lives of first responders and a diverse group of Americans living in the suburbs, small farming communities and cities.
Macy will discuss her journey in gathering interviews with victims, family members, dealers and medical professionals from southwest Virginia. The award-winning writer, who has written two other books, is a longtime reporter who worked for the Roanoke Times. Registration is required and begins Dec. 22. 

Members of the Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library will get priority seating at the event and will be  invited to a pre-event reception and book signing.  To register for the reception only, visit  Registering for the reception does not mean you are registered for the program itself.

For more information or to register, call 804-751-CCPL or visit

ChopSuey is the bookseller for this event and will be selling books at the event  Pre-orders are available.  To pre-order a copy of Dopesick, visit   To pre-order a copy of Truevine, visit  To pre-order a copy of Factory Man, visit

Event Type(s): General Interest
Age Group(s): For Adults

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