A STORY of WHITE COLLAR AMBITION, ADDICTION, and TRAGEDY. This brilliant and moving memoir begins with Eilene's shocking discovery of her ex-husband's body, surrounded by drug paraphernalia. Peter was an affluent lawyer and senior partner at a prestigious law firm in Silicon Valley. She had thought he looked sick and there was a pattern of unexplained absences, but she was unaware of his serious drug addiction. Eilene began an exhaustive journey to understand what happened to Peter and also about addiction among ambitious, high-achieving professionals like him. "Heart-wrenching...a chronicle of trying to make sense of a loved one's struggles with (addiction)." -The New York Times "An unvarnished and wrenching exploration of opioid abuse in a wealthy, white-collar world that resonates across class and cultures." -Newsweek, most anticipated books of 2020 "A searing and extraordinary memoir, Smacked peers into the life of the white collar addict, showing us how the enslavement to not just drugs, but wealth and success, in this country can ruin marriages and families. Zimmerman achieves not just gorgeous prose and a suspenseful and engrossing story, but also more compassion and insight than I have encountered for this subject." -Claire Bidwell Smith, author of "The Rules of Inheritance"