CHAPTER 3

Bankruptcy at Home

How I tried and failed to save my father's business.

Leaving the rock-and-roll business made me come face to face with the power of my addiction. For three years, I'd been on a continuous high—not on drugs, but on adrenaline. The music, the gigs, and the travel added up to a nonstop thrill. Now, without the energy of the band around me, I couldn't get a fix. I felt as if I'd been turned inside out. With hindsight, I see that managing musicians was a job that fit my personality to a tee. In the music business, everyone is colorful, so no one cared about my quirks. Managing the band kept my hyperactive, multitasking brain firing on all cylinders day in and day out.

Plus, I believed in James Montgomery and what he ...

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