Without a Net

A True Tale of Prison, Penthouses, and Playmates

Barry Hornig & Michael Claibourne

Starving and certain that I would die in my dingy jail cell in Spain, I made a deal with God. I fell to my knees, promising to give up all drugs and criminal activities. I prayed out loud, witnessed only by the urine-soaked walls and huge rats that shared my cage. My desperation was raw and naked. I thought about the Countess. I thought about my parents at home on Long Island. But mostly I thought about myself. "Save me, God, and I will live virtuously and honor my family." I was released early and found myself back home, penniless and living in my parents' basement. God had kept his promise. I soon broke mine...Without a Net: A True Tale of Prison, Penthouses & Playmates is an autobiographical road trip through a volatile period of American history.

Barry Hornig (co-author and subject) was a seeker and an explorer. His adventures were splendid and sordid, and the sort of stuff that would teach anyone a lesson. This is the story of how he learned his lessons the hard way.

-- Barry Hornig & Michael Claibourne

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