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How I Crashed My Way Into Finding Myself

Craig Schmell

The true story of a young imposter with a talent for crashing celebrity events who discovers what's really important in life. 
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My Story

Craig Schmell is a 27-year veteran of Wall Street and a successful business owner in the fitness and food-service fields. He is a popular public speaker and advocates on addiction issues and a dedicated peer counselor. A graduate of Syracuse University and Touro Law Center, he lives in New Jersey and New York City with his two teenage daughters. These days, he almost never sneaks into anywhere he doesn't belong.


Singing on stage at the Grammys, getting high inside the Kremlin, driving in the U.S. president’s motorcade--young Craig had a world-class talent for talking his way into amazing places. Running wild, drinking hard, soaking up the pleasures of New York City. But when it all crashes down around him, he comes to see what’s really important in life. The Uninvited is Catch Me if You Can meets Forrest Gump for a whole new generation. An American coming-of-age story with cameos by the biggest stars of Hollywood and rock-’n’-roll. Funny, insightful and stunningly true. A message of hope that’s inspiring readers and changing lives. 

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What an amazing book! Craig Schmell's, The Uninvited describes a man's journey from insanity to a peaceful, purposeful life. I commend the author for writing such a raw, honest, funny, sad and ultimately inspiring story. There is something for everyone in this book-simple tools that can guide us to towards a life of integrity and dignity, free of self loathing, shame and remorse. A must read!

Funny and smart read with a positive feel good ending

Amazing story, great writing. Presented in such an honest, thoughtful manner. Craig is an awesome story-teller with a unique flair for humor. I frequently found my palms sweating and heart racing as I kept saying "Oh no! NOW what has done?" As it turns out, Craig was really trudging the road of happy destiny. And Lord, what road it has been! In the end, this inspiring tale is about redemption and humility.

Once I got started, I couldn't put it down. An exciting adventure from start to finish. Amazing that the author was able to get away with all the stuff he did and live to tell about it. This book was quite a roller coaster ride with an emotional ending & I hope that the author continues to write about his life experiences...I'm hooked!