After 15 years of not publicly talking about my problems with depression and alcohol, I am coming out and telling my story. How two con artists stole my whole life from me in 1997, how I was a sorry drunk for two years after and how I went to an AA meeting one day and put booze down for 5 years.
When I first went to a meeting, I had just left my wife, was living on the street and working construction for minimum wage. To stay sober I was sleeping on the sidewalk outside the AA meeting hall, so when the sun came up I made the first meeting of the day. I also made the last meeting of the day at night, and then, slept on the sidewalk out side so I was the first one in when they opended the doors the next morning.
So, +Brad Feld
, if my stories that I am about to tell help just one person, get one guy to go to a meeting and put the booze or dope down, then who the hell cares if somehow my public sobriety and problems with depression have some effect on some product I launch?
But then I am all about my new novel, I am no longer a marketer that depends on his public image and trustRank to make a living.