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.
This was a fascinating and illuminating read about what and how and why this meth epidemic has destroyed so much of middle class America in the heartland .Published 1 day ago by Chris
This book was an insightful read about the meth problem in small towns all across the United States. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Michael J Anderson
Interesting insight into the background and perhaps motivation that brought this blight into the Midwest. Not the ethnographic research that I was hoping for. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Indiana User
Maybe a just wanted a intellectual version of "True Life: I'm addicted to Meth" but this book was really disappointed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. Hartwick
Enlightening account of small town drug abuse. Purchased for class, but have added this to my permanent library. Lots of good facts and resources to follow-up on.Published 3 months ago by Louisville Chick
Magazine writer Nick Reding discovered crystal methamphetamine's pervasive effects in 1999 while pursuing another story. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kevin L. Nenstiel
Everyone should read, opened my eyes. Between Capitalists wanting cheap labor and drugs RFD ain't got a chance.
Too bad some great people in our society came from there.
An in-depth view of some frontline actors in the methamphetamine story in small town America. By making the meth addicts purely victims of larger forces... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dr. B