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Offline innerfish

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A Seed Book
« on: December 22, 2008, 10:27:17 AM »
In polking around on the web I found that a memoir is to be published by one of the seed alums. Evan Wright the author of "Generation Kills" apparently was at the seed, from what I was told, in Cleveland and Ft Lauderdale, and has wrtten the book and plans to publish it in 2010. I am an alumni, I came on the front row twice in 1977 in Cleveland and then went to Ft Lauderdale to help my mother when she put my younger brother and sister on the program. I thought I knew everybody from around that time, I stuck around untill 1981 but I don't remember this guys name or face. (Just hope he wasn't one of my newcomers !!)
Anyone else know him ?

For the record the seed really screwed me and my family up alot, I've been reading the posts here lately but have gotten really depressed, and haven't been able to respond, yet. I can't imagine what reading a book about the experience will do.

I miss all the good friends I had in the seed, MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Peace

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Re: A Seed Book
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2008, 03:12:13 PM »
Hey there! I just found your post. You might remember a McNulty or two in Ft. Lauderdale. I was the little sister, Ginger. I know this stuff is hard to take but don't let it get you down. I've heard the same rumor about Evan's book. I don't know him personally but I have it on some pretty good info that he's legit. Looking forward to the book coming out. How did you hear about it?
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Re: A Seed Book
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2008, 04:05:21 PM »
I heard about it from Marc Polonsky. I read his article and contacted him, he eventually lead me here. I'm much better about things now but at first all the memories came rushing back at once, whew !!!  I do remeber the McNultys somewhat, reading the posts brings back lots of names, I'm a McNulty on my mothers side ( no relation ). Outside of the insanity of the Seed, my time in Ft Lauderdale was the best time of my life. I learned a trade, developed a vocation, and had some really good times playing with my buddies, even today those times come up over and over again in conversations with my family. The Seed part of that experience has been a dark, dark cavern that I haven't spent much trime exploring until lately, reading what others wrote helps. When alot of us were booted from Fla to Cleveland it was implied that we weren't to talk about the Seed, and that others here were 'Full of shit". So we didn't, Even in a family with 4 Seed grads who were told to leave for varying reasons, we rarely bring it up.

I'm glad this is here.
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Re: A Seed Book
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2008, 05:19:35 PM »
It's a lot like that with my family. Jack and I have been close over the years but the rest of the family are pretty much still in the program. Most of the time we just don't talk at all. And I'm starting to realize that I will just never be quite right. I just can't connect with people in any kind of normal or satisfying way.
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Re: A Seed Book
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2008, 09:12:36 PM »
sounds familiar somehow
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Re: A Seed Book
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2008, 09:56:03 PM »
I am the youngest of 6, and the only Seedling in my family.
NOBODY'S NORMAL: WE'RE JUST THE WAY WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE.
Surviving a program does not mean you're fucked up.
Never having to HAVE TO survive a program does NOT make
you normal.
Each of us is as normal as we can be, all things considered.


small afterthought:   :roflmao:
I always end up comforting my family-they 'feel SOOOO bad about
what I went through' ?  How does that work, anyhow?
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Re: A Seed Book
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2009, 08:06:45 PM »
Greetings all.  I hope everyone is having a great holiday season, and best wishes for the upcoming year.

Evan Wright is "clevlands" younger brother.  When I say Cleveland, I mean the profilic poster on this board.

Evan is a contributing editor for Rolling stone, and wrote the book "Generation Kill" that was made into a top rated mini-season on HBO.  Evan has an engaging personality and a writing style that weaves a story by letting you get to know the characters surrounding the subject.  

I first met Evan several years ago when he called me and told me he was coming to Florida to research a story for an upcoming Rolling Stone article.  I invited him to stay in my home during the several weeks he was here, and he took me up on it.  We became fast friends and I donated all of my extensive research on the Seed for the article. I also set up a meeting between me, Evan and the director of a seed offshoot program, who allowed us to visit an open meeting, gave us a private interview complete with pics, and allowed us to even meet with the kids privately.  It was a mind blowing experience.  During the time Evan was here he also had a lunch date with Art himself.  

the Rolling Stone never ran the piece, and soon Evan was embedded in Iraq for Rolling stone, came back and wrote an award winning series on his time spent with the marines who led the charge into Iraq.  This was the basis for his book, which became the #17 best seller and eventually the mini-series.

After his well deserved success with "generation Kill", he got a book deal to write his upcoming book on The Seed.  the book should be fascinating.  I believe it will be written from first person, that is..Evan's experiences as a child druggie who makes his way to the Seed.

that is all I know.  I haven't spoken to Evan in quite some time but I wish him luck with the book and I hope he does the story justice.  maybe Cleveland can shed some more light on the project or persuade Evan to come here himself.
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Re: A Seed Book
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2009, 12:01:33 PM »
It's good to see you posting...
Hope all is good for you, and
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours   :hug:


Do you remember the group 'bellowing': 'Love you Greg!!'
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Re: A Seed Book
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2009, 11:55:30 PM »
:jamin: Hope this book tells the truth, I was there in 1970 in Ft Lauderdale, escaped twice, captured but finaly got away. Lost one sister to them. Art, Libby, John will get theirs. Libby is now ripping off handycaped people in South Florida and Art Barker is doing a miserable death. Hope it lasts a long time.
Frank M. :karma:  :rasta:
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Re: A Seed Book
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2009, 11:59:45 PM »
Hope this book tells the truth, I was there in 1970 in Ft Lauderdale, escaped twice, captured but finaly got away. Lost one sister to them. Art, Libby, John will get theirs. Libby is now ripping off handycaped people in South Florida and Art Barker is doing a miserable death. Hope it lasts a long time.
Frank M.
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Re: A Seed Book
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2009, 06:37:10 PM »
Hey does anyone know how to get in touch with evan? Re the book? I have some great info for him. Sexual abuse, a hysteractomy that I was "encouraged" to have from Art and Libby. Taken to porn shops with Art etc I spent too many years there being abused would love to share the info with even. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: A Seed Book
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2009, 09:16:00 PM »
Hey Guest NC

Were you in Cleveland as staff?  76-79 or so?  

Cleveland -- Think I know who you are ... Sort of explains why I got left in a lurch on that apartment way back then ... lol.

Man this site brings up some stuff I thought was long buried.  Hope all of you are doing good & at some point I am guessing I'll remember faces to put with post aliases.
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Re: A Seed Book
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2009, 09:18:44 PM »
meant innerfish
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Re: A Seed Book
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2009, 07:17:18 AM »
NO I was not on staff at Cleveland. It closed shortly after I was at 84 in Fl. any info on the book. New about Cleveland but then again Art talked continually about his "success" what a jerk. Glad I never had to go to Cleveland. Wish I never went to Fl. Who are you? Any info on the book? Guest nc
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