Renowned author Nick Reding will be at the at 7 p.m. tonight for a discussion and signing of his book, Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town.
Based on Reding's four years of reporting in the agricultural town of Oelwein, IA, and tracing the connections to the global forces that set the stage for the meth epidemic, Methland offers a vital perspective on a contemporary tragedy. It is a portrait of a community under siege, of the lives that meth has devastated, and of the heroes who continue to fight the war.
Click here to read an interview with Nick Reding in the Huffington Post.
Nick Reding is the author of The Last Cowboys at the End of the World, and his writing has appeared in Outside, Food and Wine, and Harper's. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he decided to move back to his home town in the course of reporting this book.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the event.