September 1, 2019
A searing memoir about the rise, fall, and ultimate redemption of the scion of Hollywood royalty, son of Michael Douglas, grandson of Kirk Douglas. A moving, shocking, and inspiring story detailing Cameron Douglas’s struggle to regain his dignity, humanity, and place in society after many years of drug abuse and almost eight years in prison. On the surface, Cameron Douglas had everything: descended from Hollywood royalty, he was born into a life of wealth, privilege, and comfort, growing up in mansions in California and Mallorca and a luxurious apartment in New York City. But by the age of thirty, he had become a drug addict, a thief, and after a DEA drug bust, a convicted drug dealer sentenced to five years in prison, with another five years added to his sentence while he was incarcerated. Through supreme willpower, a belief in himself, and a steely desire to alter his life’s path, Douglas began to reverse his savage transformation, to understand and deal with the psychological turmoil that tormented him for years, and to prepare for what would be a profoundly challenging but successful reentry into society at large.