When Darren McCarty sat down with me 10 years ago to do his as-told-to autobiography, the first words out of his mouth was that he felt as if he was “living in a Quentin Tarantino movie.”
“My life feels surreal,” he said. “It’s like I’m one of Tarantino’s characters, waking up in a deadbeat motel with his life turned inside-out and left to figure out how he got there.”
Since the book came out, McCarty’s life has changed for the better. He has not had a sip of alcohol for six years and four months .
“I don’t even have an inkling to drink — that’s the gift,” McCarty said.