Darryl Hagar – Before He Was Published

I was now two years sober.I had been to over 300 12 step meetings, worked with a therapist twice a week, attended group mental health recovery classes for a year straight. My head was clearing and I really didn’t want to go back to sea. What did I have to offer the world? I had navigated 900 foot supertankers for 20 years. I couldn’t that ashore. I had drank and drugged for 27 years and unfortunately that was the only other thing I really knew a lot about.
I could write a book! God it would be an awesome read. All my sea stories, piracy, exotic ports and women, but most of it would be risky behavior about drugs and alcohol. I had done a lot of things that were socially unacceptable but there were dozens of lessons to be learned. I could make an impact on the world and leave a legacy of helping future generations srtuggling with addiction. I could even help an entire shipping industry, the merchant marines, that had a long reputation for drinking too much. What do you do with a drunken sailor? Well perhaps I could teach some sailors through my story not to be drunks.
I prayed to God to give me the courage, the wisdom, the strength to use my drug and alcohol crazy past to teach others about the disease of addiction and alcoholism. About how I succumbed to the temptation to drink and drug every day and how it ruined my career, my health, and nearly caused me to lose the one thing in life I loved the most, my son.
I wrote my entire life story, blow by blow, drink by drink,arest by arrest. I left nothing out nor did i embelish any of the events. It would be a no holes barred book that would stir peoples emotions, fuel their anger, and cause everyone involved how to better fight alcoholism and drug addiction, no matter what industry or population involved. I might have legal problems as a result of my writings but I would ask God for help. I couldn’t help others unless I wrote down my story and shared it with the world.
The Man Overboard
How a Merchant Marine Officer Survived the
Raging Storm of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
was born and available at www.themanoverboard.com and www.amazon.com
Now I just had to have the courage to sign on the dotted line. As if a message from God came down from heaven I received the following two emails, One from one of my former Captains and the other from a major oil executive I had never spoken to in my entire life. I no longer believed in coincidences and after I received these emails, I moved forward and released my story to the world.

“I have had the pleasure of viewing your website,www.themanoverboard.com and wanted to let you know how proud I am having known you and what you are currently doing. As one of your prior supervisors, I apologize for not being more in-tuned with your needs at that time. Just know, as time progresses, we gain wisdom through experience. I have gained from this experience. Keep up the great work! I will continue to look for the good things in life that you have accomplished.”

-Captain Richard Holman, Overseas New York and The Kenai

“Writing The Man Overboard and sharing your life experiences with alcoholism, ships, and the lessons you’ve learned takes great courage and will be helpful to our industry. I believe men will tuck your book in the bottom of their sea bags, right next to their dirty magazines, and read it back on the ships. I think men will look at their own lives, change their behaviors, and in turn, you will have helped prevent oil pollution and accidents. I will spread the work of your recovery and sobriety.

-Annonymous, West Coast Oil Tanker Port Captain

Promo 101 Before I Was Published with Darryl Hagar

Be sure to stop by Promo 101 Before I Was Published http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com/2009/03/darryl-hagar-before-he-was-published.html for a glimpse into author Darryl Hagar’s past and how he prayed to God for wisdom and guidance to see how he could use his life’s experiences to help others escape the holds of addiction. It led him to write The Man Overboard, in hopes it will help others.


While you’re there post a comment and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a copy of The Man Overboard. Each comment you make along the blog tour increases your chance to win. You’ll also be entered in a weekly drawing for a chance to win one of Darryl’s graphic novels http://www.themanoverboard.com/programs, plus Darryl is giving away two copies of The Man Overboard http://www.themanoverboard.com/book.html. The first will be given away midway through the eight-week tour and the second at the conclusion.

Darryl is fervent about his recovery and committed to helping others find the strength and support needed to reclaim their lives from addiction. He will check in throughout the day to answer questions.

For the most up to date information about his tour, visit http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2009/03/man-overboard-by-darryl-hagar-virtual.html

Dan Fogelberg CD Tour Starts Thursday!

The Dan Fogelberg CD Virtual Tour starts Thursday!

This is a 2-CD set with an interview by Fred Migliore with Dan
& a lot of his best songs!

It is easy listening for sure! Get your copy at http://fmodyssey.com today!

Kelly Kravitz- Blog Tour Coordinator
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What A Month

I was just posting information about a radio interview for Dyan Garris tonight on Abundant Solutions radio. I looked in the margin of the blog and noticed that we have posted 95 different posts this weekend. Whew – no wonder we’re tired. But, have no fear – we have more interesting things coming up for you 🙂

Are you ready for Dan Fogelberg? Its time to get ready – the Dan Fogelberg Retrospective CD tour begins on Thursday. Plenty of great music and information about the interview done with Dan by Fred Migliore of FM Odyssey. This is your chance to enjoy some Dan Fogelberg music and learn about the man and the thoughts behind the music.

We will also be sharing more information from Darryl Hagar and his memoir – The Man Overboard. Darryl has gotten into just about anything possible – mostly illegal, but he managed to get his life under control and back on track and he is now working to help other people who have drug and alcohol addictions. He’s been there and wants to help other people realize there is a better way and to help you find the way back. We will also create several social media networking profiles where you can learn more about Darryl and his book. You can post comments and ask him questions. There are also radio shows and blog posts coming up where parts of his story will be told.

Those are just a couple of the things that are coming —- more information coming soon.

Nikki Leigh

Dyan Garris Visits Gregory and Brian on Abundant Solutions Radio Tonight

Monday March 30th


Dyan Garris is a guest on Abundant Solutions radio at 9:00 pm EST. You can listen and chat with Dyan, Gregory and Brian at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/asemotivation/2009/03/31/Money-and-Manifesting-

Nikki Leigh – Award winning Author & Publicist

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Great New Books That Are a Must Read Features The Man Overboard

Don’t miss the heart-warming insight of an alcoholic father’s love for his child even while still in his addiction. Great New Books That Are a Must Read http://newgreatbooks.blogspot.com/2009/03/author-shares-story-of-survival-from.html opens a window into Author Darryl Hagar‘s past. The excerpt from his book The Man Overboard shares the dangers and concerns his wife experienced as a new mother, and provides insight into Darryl’s own inward struggles.

Be sure to take a moment to post a comment while you’re there and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a copy of The Man Overboard. Each comment you make along the blog tour increases your chance to win. You’ll also be entered in a weekly drawing for a chance to win one of Darryl’s graphic novels http://www.themanoverboard.com/programs, plus Darryl is giving away two copies of The Man Overboard http://www.themanoverboard.com/book.html. The first will be given away midway through the eight-week tour and the second at the conclusion.

Darryl is fervent about his recovery and committed to helping others find the strength and support needed to reclaim their lives from addiction. He will check in throughout the day to answer questions.

For the most up to date information about his tour, visit http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2009/03/man-overboard-by-darryl-hagar-virtual.html

Feminist Review shares thoughts on Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber

Feminist Review shares thoughts on Willing Spirits, the new novel by Phyllis Schieber – http://feministreview.blogspot.com/

Nikki Leigh – Award winning Author & Publicist
Book Promo 101 – http://www.nikkileigh.comFollow Promo 101 Virtual Tours on Twitter – www.twitter.com/litekepr
Visit www.virtualblogtour.blogspot.com for all tour information

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