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What makes the book so good is obvioulsy the town is not such a bad place it just has a serious issue that it is trying to deal with.
Nick Reding has written a highly readable and sympathetic account for those looking for a better understanding of the effects of meth addiction in rural America.
I am impressed by Mr. Reding's skills as a writer; his style is erudite, but the story remains compelling and readable because it is told in a very humane way.
So many things going on,hard to see an end.....hopefully things will get much better,But with no economy slim chance,keep hoping.Published 2 days ago by Tom A. Cowle
Had a few geographical errors. Also said the smell of Purina breakfast cereal permeated Cedar Rapids. Purina is an animal food company and Quaker Oats makes cereal. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Debra Holt
It's good because the writer went to the town, met and befriended the authorities, the participants, and those surrounding them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JayB
Very well-written, fascinating look into the meth problem in the Midwest. It's a can't-put-it-down book, definitely.Published 1 month ago by Peggy
This book is an absolute must read for every American. It takes you through the rapid decline of the middle of the country, where industrial agri-business has replaced family farms... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Marm S.
Boring. There were some interesting stories sprinkled throughout, but I skimmed to find those and skipped over all the rest.Published 3 months ago by Alyse