Cannonball Read IV

A bunch of Pajibans reading and reviewing and honoring AlabamaPink.

taralovesbooks’ #CBR4 Review #39: Methland by Nick Reding

Cannonball Read IV: Book #39/52
Published: 2009
Pages: 272
Genre: Nonfiction

I grew up in a super small town out in the country where currently a meth lab is busted approximately every few weeks. It’s sad. I knew people who did meth and I knew people who sold meth. According to this book, when I was in high school was the beginning of the meth epidemic across small town America. It seems to have gotten much worse since I left my hometown eight years ago.

Methland follows the meth problem in the small town of Oelwein, Iowa. Reding paints a bleak picture of this town during the downturn in the economy: drug use is on the rise and employment opportunities continue to diminish. The town is literally on the verge of collapse.

Read the rest of the review in my blog.


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