From Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul

Who Is Gary Seidler?

Born in Shanghai, China, and raised in London, England, Gary immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in his late teens. While working as a journalist at the Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario, he met Peter Vegso. In 1976 they formed a partnership and relocated to Miami, Florida, to establish their publishing enterprise: The U.S. Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence (USJ), Health Communications, Inc., (HCI) and The U.S. Journal Training Inc. (USJT). Gary now lives in Beverly Hills, California, with his wife, Lana. Together they sponsor an annual summer experience, Camp Hope, for at-risk inner-city kids and their families. Gary has three children, Mandy, Oliver and Robert. His passions include thoroughbred horse racing and his own personal growth/spiritual recovery.

Gary Seidler
US JT • 3201 S.W. 15th Street • Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
e-mail: bellaboy@aol.com

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