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.