Writing Your Way to Recovery: How Stories Can Save Our Lives


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About the Author

James Brown started his working life as an apprentice electrician in steelworks after qualifying at Newcastle University, he worked as an Area Electrical Engineer for ICI. He then joined a large American/Saudi petrochemical company where he was again employed as an engineer responsible for the maintenance of a large crude oil unit. He also worked in Korea on the design of semi-submersible drilling platforms and lectured in Kuwait and Abu Dhabi. Afterwards, he was employed by a university Open Learning Unit where he edited and tutored several courses and authored a variety of course books.

Patrick O'Neil is the author of the memoir "Hold Up," which was published in France. During punk rock's heyday (1979-83) O'Neil worked at the legendary Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco's premier punk venue. He then went on to become a roadie and eventually the road manager for Dead Kennedys and Flipper, as well as the Subhumans (UK) and T.S.O.L. (Los Angeles). But that was before his life got totally out of control. O'Neil was a heroin addict for eighteen years, incarcerated for two and a half years, went to two long term residential rehabs for a total of three years, worked as a substance abuse counselor for six years, and has been clean off drugs for the last thirteen. He holds an MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles, teaches at a community college, and splits his time between Los Angeles and San Francisco.