How to Write a Memoir
procrastination to print made simple
By Chris Thrall
Copyright © 2012 Chris Thrall
Chris Thrall is the author of
Eating Smoke: One Man’s Descent into Drug Psychosis in Hong Kong’s Triad Heartland
Chris Thrall was born in the UK. At eighteen, he joined the Royal Marine Commandos. Following active service in the Northern Ireland Conflict and training in Arctic warfare and survival, he earned his parachutist’s ‘wings’ and went on to serve as part of a high-security detachment onboard an aircraft carrier.
In 1995, Chris moved to Hong Kong to oversee the Asia-Pacific expansion of a successful network-marketing operation he’d built, part-time, while serving in the Forces. Less than a year later, he was homeless, in psychosis from crystal methamphetamine addiction and working for the 14K, Hong Kong's notorious triad syndicate, as a doorman in the Wan Chai red-light district.