What to Book: So many American political and social issues (including the one that leads today’s edition) are tied to one thing: The opioid epidemic. The rise and impact of these drugs is really an amazing story. John Temple does a remarkable job telling it through the experiences of a couple guys who became major pill mill players. His book is non-fiction, but it reads like a thriller. American Pain: How a Young Felon and His Ring of Doctors Unleashed America’s Deadliest Drug Epidemic.

+ What to Book: For much of the eighties and nineties, one agency ruled Hollywood, and one guy ruled that agency. One guy also happens to rule oral histories: Check out James Andrew Miller’s Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency.

+ What to Watch: High Maintenance is a series coming to HBO. But the show has been around for a while, mostly in short streaming episodes. Some of them are fantastic. HBO just made all of them available on their streaming platforms such as HBOGo.

+ What to Read: “She was the PTA mom everyone knew. who would want to harm her?” The LA Times has a six part series from Christopher Goffard: Framed.