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LEONARD LEE BUSCHEL'S "HIGH"-- BRILLIANT CRIME/RECOVERY MEMOIR

The Brilliance of Leonard Buschel 

HIGH

HighIf National Lampoon published a hysterically funny and mildly offensive parody of recovery memoirs, it couldn’t be as funny and mildly offensive as this autobiography of Leonard Lee Buschel, co-founder of Writers in Treatment, producers of the internationally acclaimed Reel Recovery Film Festivals, the Experience Strength and Hope Awards, and publishers of the Addiction/Recovery e-Bulletin.

     BRIGHT KID CHOOSES DARK CAREER

Despite being born with two life-threatening conditions, three if you count being Jewish, teenage Leonard Buschel chose a potentially problematic career: drug dealer.

For twenty-three years, life was a Sativa saturated, a star-studded, live-action adventure featuring highbrow humor, send-up satire and Indica infused X-rated escapades free from any legal indictments.  The only thing arrested was Leonard’s maturation from adolescence.

                       23 YEARS LATER

When Leonard checked into Betty Ford’s famed treatment center, he wasn’t seriously seeking recovery; he was hiding out to avoid a drug bust.  36 hours later, Leonard experienced an unexpected epiphany, drinking and drugging were relegated to the dust bin of his personal history, the real fun began, and the great adventure commenced.

                                                                   

                                         27 YEARS AFTER THAT

The world, with all its beauty and banality, cruelty, and comfort, continues sunrise to sunset, one day at a time. Today, Leonard Lee Buschel is more Leonard Lee Buschel than ever before:  mildly eccentric, slightly neurotic, occasionally erotic, and always charmingly, contagiously enthusiastic.

High is far more than a vastly entertaining recovery memoir. It is an open emotional summons, a sincere invitation to a life lived awake and alert, a life vibrating at a higher frequency of increased creativity and joy, and if you so desire, social inclusion, fun, fellowship, and plenty of free coffee.

 


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