Ben Westhoff


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Benjamin Westhoff

Original Gangstas was used as the source material for a three-episode series on the Tupac and Biggie murders for the popular podcast, Last Podcast on the Left. The guys were very funny, and I am extremely grateful for their support. Not coincidentally, Original Gangstas just had a third paperback printing. 

Meanwhile, I'm in edits on my next book, due out next year on Grove/Atlantic. The book discusses the opioid crisis and focuses on the rise of fentanyl and other new drugs (like K2 and Spice), and for it I traveled all over the world, meeting everyone from addicts to kingpins. The most harrowing part was infiltrating drug operations in China, where most of these chemicals are made. I'm very proud of this book, so stay tuned for more updates and please subscribe to my mailing list at the bottom of this page.