Diamonds, Death, and Second Chances
iUniverse, 9780595342921, 252pp.
Publication Date: April 2, 2005
List Price: 19.95*
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Advance praise for Breakdown "Breakdown takes the reader on a journey of growth and transformation through an often overlooked path--demonstrating how the shadow side of life can be a vehicle to enlightenment. Extremely honest and personal, it shines a poignant eye on the struggles of a high-powered job in New York's glitz and glamour scene and the darkness of addiction. Through it all, this illuminating adventure offers a fresh and hopeful point of view to the meaning of life in these troubled times." --Steve Kammon, Editor, Circuit Noize magazine Greg DiStefano has spent a decade on the fringes of the limelight, brushing up against the famous and the infamous in the shadowy underbelly of New York's nightclub scene. It all looks promising--until Greg's bizarre encounter with the prophetic Spiros forces him to reexamine his perception of reality. Propelled by a string of serendipitous events, Greg and Spiros wind their way across the Middle East and India, interacting with a series of seers, sages, and spiritual masters. Troubled by America's soulless culture, internal conflicts, and the meaninglessness of his star-studded dream job, Greg breaks down. Stripped of everything that defines his identity, only a terrifying leap into the unknown can save him. While chronicling dizzying celebrity heights and floor-crawling lows, Breakdown blends elements of religion, philosophy, metaphysics, and sexuality into popular language. A testimonial to the indomitable human spirit, this coming-of-age tale provides hope, deeper meaning, and an opportunity for transformation. Breakdown... find yourself Five Percent of the author's royalties will be donated to Hale House--America's best-known independent facility for addicted babies in Harlem.