by Patrick Radden Keefe

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin. From the prize-winning and bestselling author of Say Nothing, as featured in the HBO documentary Crime of the Century.

The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions—Harvard, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oxford, the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations to the arts and the sciences. The source of the family fortune was vague, however, until it emerged that the Sacklers were responsible for making and marketing a blockbuster painkiller that was the catalyst for the opioid crisis.

Interview with the Author

After Words
Patrick Radden Keefe, “Empire of Pain”
5/7/21       56 min

The Book Review
Patrick Radden Keefe on ‘Empire of Pain’
4/23/21       63 min

Books Connect Us
Patrick Radden Keefe, author of SAY NOTHING and EMPIRE OF PAIN
6/9/21        29 min

Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes
BONUS: The First Family of Opiods with Patrick Radden Keefe
4/18/19       20 min

The Stacks
Ep. 164 Breaking a Story with Patrick Radden Keefe
5/19/21       57 min

Podcast Art of Intelligence SquaredIntelligence Squared
Empire of Pain: Sacklers, Opioids and the Sickening of America
10/19/21        48 min

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