Here’s a sample of books that influenced me when I wrote Unstitched:
Model Citizen by Joshua Mohr.
Appetites and Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp.
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Dr. Gabor Maté.
Opium: How an Ancient Flower Shaped and Changed Our World by John H. Halpern and David Blisten.
The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison.
Keep This to Yourself by Kerrin McCadden.
In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle With Opioids by Travis Rieder.
Rat Park by Stuart McMillen.
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg.
And here’s a list of books that are so good I’d hate for you to miss these:
Why Fish Don’t Exist by Lulu Miller.
Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe.
The Copenhagen Trilogy: Childhood; Youth; Dependency by Tove Ditlevsen.
After the Last Border by Jessica Goudeau.
Lightening Flowers by Katherine Standefer.