Remember The Totem Pole? The memoir of my catastrophic brain injury on the most slender piece of rock in the ocean? My amazing rescue by Celia Bull, and Neale Smith? The story of my year locked in my body and locked inside a rehab centre?
For reasons beyond my control it has not been reprinted or had any new editions for 16 years. For over a decade people have been asking me where they can buy copies - especially since I finally climbed the Totem Pole in 2016 (the subject of the Rummin film Doing It Scared). I have to tell them I think the odd copy is in circulation on the internet.
Well, that situation is about to change...
With your help I hope to produce a new 20th anniversary edition of The Totem Pole. Going back to my original files I have restored the original text that was previously edited out - mostly on the grounds of it being offensive language (well, I was disinhibited!). Were there were sixteen photos in the middle of the book, now there are fifty-five. Plus that classic cover photo by Simon Carter.