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Celeb Rehab star and Thelonious Monster frontman Bob Forrest's memoir about his drug-fueled life within the L.A. indie rock scene of the '80s and '90s and his life-changing resolution to develop into a drug counselor who focuses on reaching the unreachable. Life has been one unusual journey for Bob Forrest. He began out as a suburban teenage drunkard from the Southern California suburbs and went on to develop into a member of a hip Hollywood crowd that included the Purple Scorching Chili Peppers, Johnny Depp, and River Phoenix. Los Angeles was their playground, and so they frolicked in such notorious haunts because the Viper Room and the Whisky a Go Go. All the time one to push issues to their restrict, Bob partied the toughest and will normally be discovered on the middle of the drama. Medicine werent Bobs solely ardour. He was additionally a proficient musician who commanded the stage because the wild and unpredictable lead singer of Thelonious Monster. They traveled the world, and their future appeared brilliant and broad open. However Bobs demons grew stronger as he achieved extra success and he sank deeper into his chemical dependency, which included alcohol, crack, and heroin habits. Regardless of what number of occasions he went to rehab, sobriety simply wouldnt stick for him. Quickly he noticed his once-promising music profession slip away fully. Ultimately Bob discovered a method to defeat his dependancy, and as soon as he did, he noticed the chance to assist different hopeless circumstances by changing into an authorized drug counselor. Hes helped addicts from all walks of life, typically using strategies which might be very a lot at odds with the standard rehab strategy. Operating with Monsters is an electrifying chronicle of the LA rock scene of the 1980s and90s, the story of a person who survived and triumphed over his demons, and a controversial perspective on the rehab business and what it actually takes to beat dependancy. Bob tells his story with unflinching honesty and hard-won perspective, making this a studying expertise that shocks, entertains, and finally conjures up. From the Hardcover version.


Raised up in The Inner City Projects Called FAIR FIELD COURT Located In The (HEART) City Of Richmond, Va by a single Black Woman who I call (MOM). How Hard Can That Be, I know you would probably guess that with ONE CHILD it wouldn't be so hard, BUT it wasn't, it was (MIGHTY HARD), To Raise A Young Boy
(ESPECIALLY ONE LIKE ME) to be a Grown Man (BLACK MAN) a Father ? My Mother worked HARD you hear me. 2 jobs, one in the early morning and One in Late Evenings. I am being 1000000 with you when I say this, (NOT 100) most of the time when she left in the Morning for work, she never returned home, it was straight to the part time job, just to provide for Herself and Me. (THESE DAYS, THAT'S HARD) Some -things do change, but never MY MOM'S LOVE FOR ME. What did change was ME. I started growing up, became a father @ 20 (KINDA GOOD THOUGH RIGHT?), went through a lot of turmoil though, Dropped Out Of School. (TOOK MOM THROUGH HELL - YOU HERE ME!). ANDS YES, I KNOW I DID NOW. I end up GOING TO JAIL on her (MY MOM) a couple of times. Matter of Fact, to Keep it 1000000 That's all I did for a while, for small things though, like Driving. I end up having 4 more Kids, whom I love dearly, like any father would. NOW, My Mom works a part time job now (STILL ABOUT THAT MONEY) and she's Retired. BUT ONE THING, MOM don't only take care of HERSELF, and Me now, BUT (MY KIDS) Her Grandkids. HEY, What can I say, SHE'S MY MOM. "Love you Mother".. and THANKS 4 RAISING MEWHO SAID/SAYS "A WOMAN CAN'T RAISE A MAN"? BUT YOU GUYS STILL HAVE TO REMEMBER, (I AM A PRODUCT OF MY ENVIRONMENT)- Now Tell Me, What'sMy Environment?


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