Imagine a teenager beginning his life's journey in college on an athletic scholarship, but is swept up in the Vietnam War escalation. After volunteering as an Army LRRP Ranger, a job so dangerous and vital that the enemy has placed a bounty on all "Lurp's" heads; he is wounded in a tragic ambush-and survives-barely.
At home, he encounters a country in turmoil. With his childhood dreams shattered and in desperate need of help, he journeys to Los Angeles to find his "brother" Ranger. He doesn't find him, but he does find Charles Manson-and survives-barely.
Out of the hospital, a chance meeting of rockstar musicians sets him on a path in music and a new dream. Still haunted by the "War" he struggles to express himself as a singer/songwriter. The journey takes him to Hollywood, San Francisco, New York City, Paris, Rome and London in search of love, inspiration, and answers to life's eternal questions.
Nothing comes easy, every step is fraught with dangers of temptation, drugs, jealousy and more. Come along and meet some of the stars in music and film of the '60's and '70's. Experience the extreme highs and devastating lows in the pursuit of "making it," all the while, attempting to keep a young family together. This is a coming of age story (Bildungsroman) like no other.