Ruben Castaneda, author and former Post reporter, will talk about his book S STREET RISING Wednesday, March 11 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Brookland Busboys and Poets (625 Monroe St NE).
From the BBP event announcement:
Castaneda, a long-time award-winning Washington Post journalist, covered the crime beat during the height of the city's crack epidemic. It was a scene he knew intimately, as he shares in this personal account, since he was swept up in addiction himself. Part memoir and part portrait of a city in crisis, S Street Rising is a vivid account of D.C. during the Barry era. (Bloomsbury)
DCist's Nicole Dubowitz describes the backdrop of this history book in her announcement of the event, Page and Perspective: The History Of D.C.'s Crack Crisis. For example, Dubowitz paints Castaneda as a great storyteller (which he is) and a reporter using drugs while reporting on the crisis (he's now clean).