What had happened to my baby brother? How did a tiny little pill shatter our family? When did we first begin losing Pat? These are the harrowing questions that plagued Erin Marie Daly after her youngest brother Pat, an OxyContin addict, was found dead of a heroin overdose at the age of twenty.
Erin Marie Daly - Generation Rx
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 7:00pm
Please join Green Apple Books in our Granny Smith Room on Tuesday, August 12th at 7:00 p.m. as we welcome Erin Marie Daly to celebrate the release of her latest book Generation Rx: A Story of Dope, Death, and America's Opiate Crisis.
Erin Marie Daly was a senior reporter for Law360, a New York City-based legal newswire where she covered the pharmaceutical industry and product liability litigation for the past five years. In 2007, she was nominated for a GLADD Media Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. Daly has also reported in countries such as India, Bosnia, and Russia. She holds an MA in cultural reporting and criticism from New York University. Her feature writing has appeared in a myriad of publications.
"This gripping memoir, enhanced by statistics and other stories of addiction, reveals the devastating human cost of failure to face the consequences of the epidemic spread of drug abuse." —Kirkus
"Daly explores her own complicated, back-and-forth memories of her troubled brother’s life and death, interspersed with dispatches from the war on opiates." —Publishers Weekly
"By writing this carefully researched and brutally honest expose...Erin will not only help raise this issue in the marbled halls of Washington, D.C., but she will also help console the many grieving loved ones begging to know that there are powerful voices clamoring for an intensive look at a nationwide problem." —Former US Congresswoman Mary Bono
"Heartbreaking but never saccharine, personal but still universal and packed with information but never dull... [i]f this book doesn’t help to wake up a world that still seems to be in the dark about just how dangerous prescription pills can be, nothing can.” —Anna David, author of New York Times bestseller Party Girl
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 12th, 2014