19 2020

OC Jewish Arts Festival: Author Event- Cameron Douglas: Long Way Home

Discussion and live zoom Q&A with the author
$10 JCC members, $12 public

Cameron Douglas had everything: descended from Hollywood royalty (son of Michael Douglas, grandson of Kirk Douglas), he was born into a life of wealth, and privilege. 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 while he was incarcerated. Through supreme willpower, a belief in himself, and a steely desire to alter his life’s path, Douglas reversed his trajectory, and dealt with the psychological turmoil that tormented him for years, in order to prepare for a profoundly challenging but successful reentry into society. A brutally raw and honest memoir, Long Way Home is a powerful story of one man’s descent into the depths of addiction and self-destruction, and his successful renewal of family ties that had become almost irreparably frayed.