More than 100 gather to hear author Beth Macy speak in Roanoke

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ROANOKE, Va (WDBJ7) Beth Macy, author and former Roanoke Times reporter, spoke tonight in downtown Roanoke about her new book, "Dopesick."

The event, which took place at Book No Further, drew more than a hundred curious listeners.

Macy took questions and read passages from her book.

"Dopesick" explores the history of the Opioid Crisis in Appalachia.
Tonight she shared her struggles in telling that story.

This was a really hard book to write," she said. "I cried a lot while I was working on it."

Macy will do another reading from "Dopesick" at the Christiansburg Library on September 11.