Stop in at Thorn Brewing, Saturday March 30th from 2-5pm and hear a chapter read from Up on Game: From Robbing Banks to Stacking Bitcoin. Grab yourself a Mangria signature cocktail and brace yourself for a hell of a story. Mike Dawson of the Adam Carolla Show will read a chapter from the book. Followed by a Q & A with the author, Richard Stanley.
Ever wondered what goes through the mind of teenage serial bank robber? Have you considered booking a stay at your local California prison, but would like to hear a little more about the amenities first? Well make sure to join us at Thorn Brewing for The Booze and Book Club, to get all those questions you have answered!
So my friend Ned and I had just acquired a newer model, gray Mitsubishi Eclipse. It was parked nearby Ned’s house on a secluded stretch of side street. We had contacted a potential buyer and were just waiting for him to come by and check it out.
It was April 2002. Otay, California. I was eighteen years old.
Ned and I were playing a friendly game of Halo when hunger eventually set in. We decided to buy a grande combo meal from Taco Bell along with a two-liter Pepsi to get us through the day. We began to gather the needed funds for our planned feast and quickly realized we had only six dollars between the two of us. The meal and two liter would have cost just under ten.
I don’t remember exactly what was going through my head, but I blurted out the first solution to our problem I could think of: “We should hit a bank, homie.” I’m not sure if he was testing me just to see if I’d back down from my own suggestion or not, but he agreed surprisingly fast: “Fuck it, let’s do it.”
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Click the Adam Carolla Show image, to see Richard Stanley's interview on, The Adam Carolla Show. Click button below to read the entire first chapter.
RICHARD STANLEY was raised in a lower income area of South San Diego. A high school dropout, he obtained his business degree as a serial entrepreneur – in bank robbery. He was graciously accepted into an institution of higher education operated by the California state prison system to further his studies for seven years in the criminal justice field.
Today, he is a business consultant for adult marketing and is co-owner of an online classified website, freevurse.com. He trades in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and has no need for banks and crime now. He lives in Newport Beach, California.
No matter how successful I become, I'll never know how much more I could've achieved...If I had focused more in school.
No matter how many good things you hear about prison, just know, it actually sucks. They can legally shoot you down dead, for a fist fight.
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