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Lewis Kempfer grew up in Denver, where he began his writing, singing, and acting careers. He attended college in Phoenix, studying print journalism at Arizona State University while working at the city's largest public relations firm. In 1995, when offered a development deal to be a country recording artist, he relocated to Nashville, where he earned his bachelor's degree from Trevecca Nazarene University. In 2000, he co-founded the Boiler Room Theatre. While directing and producing at the Boiler Room, he wrote book and lyrics for two original musicals, "That '60s Christmas Show" and "Billy Bob's Holiday Hoedown," both of which played to enthusiastic, standing-room-only houses. His six-year body of work at the Boiler Room led to working as a production manager for the Walt Disney Company in L.A. He also created an award-winning, self-promotional short film, "From Concept to Completion," in 2007. After three roller-coaster decades, he returned to Denver where he lives with his best canine mate, Marty McPug.
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Don't Mind Me, I'm Just Having a Bad Life
A Memoir
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Overview


A horrifying childhood. A devastating disease. In his darkest despair, he finally found hope…
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Description


In his explosive and compelling memoir, Lewis Kempfer chronicles his path from traumatic childhood to near-misses with religion, from failed relationships to sexual addiction. In an effort to distract himself, he moves to Hollywood and turns to hardcore crystal-meth use, walking a delicate tightrope while working his dream job inside the entertainment industry. After five years of sex and drug addiction, he calls on the God he never knew to save him—from the drugs, the dangerous sex, and from himself. Lewis Kempfer's memoir is a rapid-fire narrative full of self-deprecating humor, surprising grace, and unbelievable situations that, as his friends would say, could "only happen to Lewis." Through this powerful story of redemption and recovery, he offers hope for anyone struggling with issues of self-worth, rejection by the Christian faith, and life-shattering addiction.

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Overview


A horrifying childhood. A devastating disease. In his darkest despair, he finally found hope…

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Description


In his explosive and compelling memoir, Lewis Kempfer chronicles his path from traumatic childhood to near-misses with religion, from failed relationships to sexual addiction. In an effort to distract himself, he moves to Hollywood and turns to hardcore crystal-meth use, walking a delicate tightrope while working his dream job inside the entertainment industry. After five years of sex and drug addiction, he calls on the God he never knew to save him—from the drugs, the dangerous sex, and from himself. Lewis Kempfer's memoir is a rapid-fire narrative full of self-deprecating humor, surprising grace, and unbelievable situations that, as his friends would say, could "only happen to Lewis." Through this powerful story of redemption and recovery, he offers hope for anyone struggling with issues of self-worth, rejection by the Christian faith, and life-shattering addiction.

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Book details

Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Subgenre:Gay & Lesbian

Language:English

Pages:464

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781543970760

Paperback ISBN:9781543970753


Overview


A horrifying childhood. A devastating disease. In his darkest despair, he finally found hope…

Read more

Description


In his explosive and compelling memoir, Lewis Kempfer chronicles his path from traumatic childhood to near-misses with religion, from failed relationships to sexual addiction. In an effort to distract himself, he moves to Hollywood and turns to hardcore crystal-meth use, walking a delicate tightrope while working his dream job inside the entertainment industry. After five years of sex and drug addiction, he calls on the God he never knew to save him—from the drugs, the dangerous sex, and from himself. Lewis Kempfer's memoir is a rapid-fire narrative full of self-deprecating humor, surprising grace, and unbelievable situations that, as his friends would say, could "only happen to Lewis." Through this powerful story of redemption and recovery, he offers hope for anyone struggling with issues of self-worth, rejection by the Christian faith, and life-shattering addiction.

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About the author


Lewis Kempfer grew up in Denver, where he began his writing, singing, and acting careers. He attended college in Phoenix, studying print journalism at Arizona State University while working at the city's largest public relations firm. In 1995, when offered a development deal to be a country recording artist, he relocated to Nashville, where he earned his bachelor's degree from Trevecca Nazarene University. In 2000, he co-founded the Boiler Room Theatre. While directing and producing at the Boiler Room, he wrote book and lyrics for two original musicals, "That '60s Christmas Show" and "Billy Bob's Holiday Hoedown," both of which played to enthusiastic, standing-room-only houses. His six-year body of work at the Boiler Room led to working as a production manager for the Walt Disney Company in L.A. He also created an award-winning, self-promotional short film, "From Concept to Completion," in 2007. After three roller-coaster decades, he returned to Denver where he lives with his best canine mate, Marty McPug.

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