One More Trip by Thom Wilder Book PDF Summary
Just as Minneapolis songwriter Jon Wayne’s music career is taking off in the summer of 2008, his life is falling apart. He’s homeless and begging on the streets, addicted to heroin, cocaine, alcohol and whatever other poison he’s putting into his body. He’ll overdose three times that summer before embarking on his seventh trip to rehab. As he begins his newfound sobriety on Sept. 14, 2008, he knows getting clean has to stick this time because it’s no longer a choice of whether or not to get high; it’s a choice of life or death. Growing up in bucolic Jamestown, North Dakota, Wayne enters rehab for the first time at 18 after a brief yet voracious dance with cocaine addiction. His struggles with addiction and sobriety will take him to Fargo, where he parties, delivers pizzas and attends chef school, and ultimately to Minneapolis, where he makes music – forming reggae band Jon Wayne and the Pain in 2006 – and discovers heroin, the answer to the ever-present voice in his head. One More Trip is one man’s story of survival and redemption set against the backdrop of a non-stop music career in a drug-prone work zone. Author Thom Wilder weaves the inspirational tale of Jon Wayne’s moment of truth in overcoming addiction, changing his life, correcting his mistakes and making amends.