Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town - Nick Reding a sobering look at the effect of the meth epidemic on the mid-east rural environment. The author has done a lot of research here, perhaps too much for such a short book. There is a good balance between anecdotal and socio-historic information. I did appreciate the author's knowledge on the economical aspects and how the short-sightedness of both government and pharmaceutical corporations worsen the problem. But there was a lack of focus. The fact that there were no footnotes or index was a major issue. Worth reading but the definite book on this is yet to be written.