As a therapist to Hollywood’s elite, Dr. Carder Stout’s clientele includes Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy, Tony, and
Grammy winners, bestselling authors, and billionaires. He may not be able to share their dark secrets, but for the first
time, everyone will know his.
At the age of thirty-four, Carder would have gladly pawned the silver spoon he was born choking on for a rock of
crack. His downfall was as swift as his privilege was vast … or had he been falling all along?
Raised in a Georgetown mansion and educated at exclusive institutions, Carder ran with a crowd of movers,
shakers, and future Oscar winners in New York City. But words like “promise” and “potential” are meaningless in the
face of serious addiction. Lost years and a stint in rehab later, when Carder was a dirty, broke, soon-to-be-homeless
crackhead wandering the streets of Venice, California. His lucky break came thanks to his old Ford Taurus: he lands a
job of driving for a philosophical drug czar with whom he finds friendship and self-worth as he helps deliver quality
product to LA’s drug enthusiasts, from trust-fund kids, gang affiliates, trophy wives, hip-hop producers, and Russian
pimps. But even his loyalty and protection can’t save Carder from the peril of the streets—or the eventual contract on
From a youth of affluence to the hit the Shoreline Crips put on his life, Carder delves deep into life on the streets.
Lost in Ghost Town is a riveting, raw, and heartfelt look at the power of addiction, the beauty of redemption, and
finding truth somewhere in between.