I wrote my book, “Jew in Jail,” while serving my sentence, and it was unbelievably therapeutic in helping me cope with my situation and get my life back on track.
These days, in addition to continuing to promote my book and write this blog, I also deliver motivational & inspirational speeches at drug treatment programs, hospital detoxes, jails, schools, etc., in order to help other recovering addicts and those with low self-esteem and self-confidence live a better life.
In addition, I eat healthy, and wake up at least five mornings a week, no later than 6am, to work out twice and help keep my body in as good a shape as my mind, since balance is crucial for optimum happiness.
What I have really been trying to accomplish, ever since getting “Jew in Jail” published, is to secure a book signing at a major bookstore, like Barnes & Noble.
I am happy to announce that I have finally done just that!
I will be appearing at the Barnes & Noble in Poughkeepsie, New York, on October 19th at 12:30PM to sign copies of “Jew in Jail,” as well as meet people and hold a discussion about what it was like for an alcoholic, drug addict, and compulsive gambler to do time behind bars and gain recovery from his past addictions.
I don’t mention this as a “feather in my cap,” but only to draw attention to this disease and show others that what happened to me – a college graduate with an excellent family, and professional career going in broadcast journalism – can happen to anyone, because addiction doesn’t discriminate.
The more I talk about my experiences, I feel the more I can obviously help others in a similar situation, and this way, turn what occurred to me into something positive.
September was recovery month, and I spent it traveling to rallies, fundraisers and meetings, and did as much as I could to get the message out that getting better from this disease is possible, and one need not go down that same path as I did, which included going to prison, before deciding to seek help.
In the days, weeks, months and years ahead, I will continue to do everything I can to spread this message.
I hope people will listen!
If you haven’t read my book, “Jew in Jail” yet, I hope you do.
It is chock full of insightful information on how I was able to recover from my past addictions to alcohol, drugs and gambling while incarcerated, and go on to lead a happy and healthful life myself.
I also always welcome comments from you, my readers, about my blog, book or website, because receiving feedback from you is what drives me to be my best and help others.
Until next time, everyone, have a great day, and week ahead!