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Dan Peres, As Needed for Pain: A Memoir of Addiction

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Dan Peres discusses his book, As Needed for Pain: A Memoir of Addiction, with marketing CEO Andrew Essex.

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Dan Peres’s career as an editor of W Magazine and Details is well known, but little is known about his private life as a high-functioning drug addict. In this memoir, Peres lays bare, for the first time, the extent of his drug use. Sometimes humorous and often gripping, this is a coming-of-age tale filled with unforgettable characters and breath-taking brushes with disaster. But the heart of this book is his journey from outsider to insecure insider, what took him there, and how he found his way back from a killing addiction.

Supporter: Henry Ford Maplegrove Center

Dan Peres, author of As Needed for Pain: A Memoir of Addiction

About the Author:
Dan Peres was editor in chief of Details for fifteen years. During his tenure, the magazine won many awards, including two National Magazine Awards. Prior to this, he spent nine years at W Magazine, overseeing bureaus in Paris, London, and Milan. While in college, Dan worked as a copy boy at The New York Times and later as a research assistant at Esquire.

About the Moderator:
Andrew Essex is a business executive and author based in New York City. He is the co-founder of the creative marketing services company, Plan A, along with MT Carney. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of Tribeca Enterprises, the parent company of Tribeca Film Festival.



Dec 03 2020


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Dan Peres, As Needed for Pain: A Memoir of Addiction