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Patrick O'Neil

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Patrick O’Neil is the author of the memoirs: GUN, NEEDLE, SPOON (Dzanc Books, 2015), and HOLD-UP (13e Note Editions, 2013). His writing has appeared in numerous publications including: Juxtapoz, Salon.com, The Fix, After Party Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, and Razorcake.

O'Neil is a contributing editor for Sensitive Skin Magazine, a Pushcart nominee, a two time nominee for Best Of The Net, and a PEN Center USA Professional and former Mentor. Along with Ashley Perez Patrick is the Co-coordinator for the Why There Are Words, Los Angeles reading series. He is currently working on several new projects: a memoir chronicling his former career as roadie/road manager for several major punk bands during the ’80’s (Dead Kennedys, Flipper, TSOL, Su
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Today I have 18 years free from drugs and alcohol. I can safely say no one ever saw that coming. What with the way I was living and the destruction of everything I touched it was becoming more and more apparent I wasn’t headed down the primrose path to a long wonderful life. January 8th 2001 I walked into a long-term residential rehab. My only intention was to stay one step ahead of my parole o...

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Gun, Needle, Spoon

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As a former convict sentenced to the California Department of Corrections, Rachel Kushner’s The Mars Room rings so true on so many levels. Although The Mars Room is fiction, it reads like a great memoir. This was the book I wanted when I tried to rea ...more
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An excellent collection of essays. Amanda Fletcher's “10 Stupid Things People Say When You’re Sober” had me laughing out loud. I am so totally honored to have my essay "My Last Robbery" included in such a great company of writers.
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s.d. Dude, pizza.


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