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Blue Sky Thinking with the A-List’s Favourite Shrink

September 3, 2020

He’s friends with everyone from Gwyneth to Brad and battled his own demons before he became a therapist. Carder Stout tells Katie Strick his extraordinary story They say a writer’s environment is key to their creative process, so it’s no wonder Carder Stout’s new memoir has received rave five-star reviews. The Los Angeles film producer…

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Life After Addiction and Drugs From a Personal Experience

June 29, 2020

Dr. Carder Stout wrote “Lost in Ghost Town” about his time spent in the Venice area of L.A. He was a Hollywood Producer and came from a privileged family. But it all came apart when he say he fell into addiction. Dr. Stout says a kind family pulled him from a dark place and helped…

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Interview with Dr. Carder Stout of ‘Lost in Ghost Town’

May 28, 2020

Before he became a noted Hollywood psychologist, Carder Stout, PhD, lived a privileged life that gradually descended from elite Manhattan private schools into crack addiction and running drugs for an LA gang. Here, he tells Purist about the journey, and offers a peek at his searing memoir of addiction, redemption and hope in unlikely places….

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Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘Lost in Ghost Town’

May 27, 2020

Addiction memoirs are a particular genre. They present unequal parts of noir autobiography, gothic fiction, sci-fi and dystopian horror, along with bits of black humor. They are books about recovery, which can only be written by those who have jumped off the train headed for oblivion. Their stories of survival plunge readers into realms of…

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