Sunday 3 February 2013


I'm an alcoholic. A couple of years ago I went to rehab. It was more expensive than boozing and I was soon broke.

So I went to Gaza, where I knew wouldn't be able to get a drink. But I needed a job. No one in their right mind would want to employ me, so before I left the US I changed my first name to 'Doctor'. Yes, it was that easy. Then I breezed into a job for a mental health agency in Gaza City. Talk about the blind leading the blind.

I wrote about it in my previous blog -

But life without booze was too miserable. I fell off the wagon, landing hard. First I went to Dubai, where I sponged off some rich friends and spent my time propping up the hotel bars.

I couldn't stay in Dubai. The cost of living there is prohibitive. A hooker won't look at you for less than $200 ($100 if you buy a bottle). It's a joke.

So now I am in Beirut. Chicks are hot and booze is plentiful, and I intend to make the most of both. 'Doctor' Shusinski has even got himself a job teaching English. There will be some jaded young Lebanese kids in this city by the time I'm done, I promise you.

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