Book Review: “The American Way of Eating”

The best way to describe “The American Way of Eating” by Tracie McMillan is as a cross between Barbara Ehrenreich’s “Nickel and Dimed” and Eric Schlosser’s “Fast Food Nation.” Like Ehrenreich, McMillan goes “undercover” and works at some of the lowest-paying jobs in America: as a farmworker picking grapes, peaches, and garlic; a stocker in […]

Book Review: “American Meth”

“American Meth” by Sterling Braswell is subtitled, “A History of the Methamphetamine Epidemic in America” is misleading…it doesn’t describe the book or do it justice by a long shot. Only half the book is the story of meth; the other half is his memoir, how his life was touched by the drug. Braswell does an […]