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Righteous Dopefiend

This powerful work of gonzo journalism, predating the widespread acknowledgement of the opioid epidemic as such, immerses the reader in the world of homelessness and drug and alcohol abuse in the contemporary United States. For over a decade Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg followed a social network of two dozen heroin injectors and crack smokers in the San Francisco drug scene, accompanying them as they scrambled to generate income through burglary, larceny, panhandling, recycling, and day labor. Righteous Dopefiend interweaves stunning black-and-white photography with vivid... more
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Karl T. Muth@Dannyhbrown @womenofcrypto If you're curious how it got this bad, or what it was like while it was becoming this bad, I suggest the definitive ethnographic study on drug use and homelessness in SF, Righteous Dopefiend. It is a fantastic, though depressing, book. (Source)

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The Running Man

A desperate man attempts to win a reality TV game where the only objective is to stay alive in this #1 national bestseller from Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman.

It was the ultimate death game in a nightmare future America. The year is 2025 and reality TV has grown to the point where people are willing to wager their lives for a chance at a billion-dollar jackpot. Ben Richards is desperate—he needs money to treat his daughter’s illness. His last chance is entering a game show called The Running Man where the goal is to avoid capture by Hunters who are employed to...
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Karl T. Muth@cagoldberglaw @kevincollier It always amazes me that The Running Man (a fascinating Stephen King book and entertaining Arnold Schwarzenegger film) is never cited in these conversations; it's the first place I saw deepfakes talked about (used in the story to make video evidence to frame a defendant). (Source)

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