Join us to hear from journalist Sam Quinones, author of the groundbreaking book “Dreamland: True Tales of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” which ignited awareness of the epidemic that cost the U.S. hundreds of thousands of lives. Sam’s newest book is “The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth,” which chronicles the rise of fentanyl, a cheap and lethal drug marketed to those who became addicted during the opioid epidemic, as well as Americans’ quiet attempts to recover community through simple acts of helping the vulnerable.
Sam is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist, a reporter for 35 years, and author of four acclaimed books of narrative nonfiction. He is a veteran reporter on immigration, gangs, drug trafficking and the border.
In 2015, “Dreamland” won a National Book Critics Circle award for the Best Nonfiction Book of 2015, and was selected as one of the Best Books of 2015 by industry leaders across the nation, including the Wall Street Journal. In 2019, Slate.com selected Dreamland as one of the 50 best nonfiction books of the last 25 years. In 2021, GQ Magazine selected Dreamland as one of the “50 Best Books of Literary Journalism of the 21st Century.”
This presentation is part of the All Hands Whatcom Opioid Summit. Registration and other information can be found here: https://www.chuckanuthealthfoundation.org/allhands