I decided to republish my book, Paper Squares and Purple Stars: My Life As A Rave Outlaw, for free here on t2. I will post a new chapter every few days, starting with the preface today. Since this is based on a true story, I'll also be able to share photos and videos from the events in the book. You can grab a copy of the book at www.raveoutlaw.com


Throughout the years, my mind would sometimes drift toward the idea of writing a memoir. After all, I did spend a fair amount of time deep in a mysterious underworld, where I was in a rare position to peek behind the curtains and see how it all worked. I never got around to this project though. There were always more pressing matters at hand, more important projects demanding my time and energy, things that needed my immediate attention.

Then one day everything stopped. I was diagnosed with cancer, and I found myself no longer worrying about the next big project, but instead, fighting to stay alive. When things were at their worst, I was truly unsure whether or not I was going to make it. Suddenly, that memoir was no longer a passing thought in the back of my mind, it was an absolute necessity. If I wasn't going to make it, at the very least, I wanted my story to be immortalized. Each week, as I suffered through my treatments, I would take my laptop to every appointment, and keep it by me at home, so I was able to work on the book every moment that I had enough strength. Luckily, I made it through the experience healthier than I ever was before. By the time I began to recover, I found that I was almost finished telling my story. What I ended up with was the book that you are about to read, Paper Squares & Purple Stars: My Life as a Rave Outlaw, tales from my most interesting years...so far.

This book is based on a true story, but some of the names and other details have been changed. I also used composite characters and condensed timelines for the ease of storytelling. There are some elements of fiction in this book, and any likeness or similarities to real-life individuals or businesses are purely coincidental. I want to be clear that I am comfortable writing about these topics because I no longer break any of the laws that are broken in this book, and I haven’t for many years. Remember also that this is a story of growth and learning, and you may disagree with many of the decisions that my character makes in this story. There are many things about myself, my friends, and my career that I am not proud of, but these more controversial aspects of my story carry valuable lessons with them. Besides, what you are about to read wouldn’t be nearly as exciting if I didn't include those details.  

Stay tuned for chapter 1 later this week!