Felony Farmer: Harvesting Meaning from Life opens with the 1989 arrest and jailing of the author. The book chronicles that bust and the nine-years of stark, life-changing experiences resulting from that incarceration. The author faces his drug addiction and the questions of “Who am I?” “What do I do now?” and “What values are really important?” To build on his life-basis for answering these questions, he then flashes back to his birth in Manhattan, Kansas, his youth, his formal education, and his move to California at age 21. The memoir follows his movement through alcohol and drug addiction and many risky-life decisions to Seattle, where he defies the unjust cannabis, Schedule 1, drug classification and becomes a “weed farmer.” After the bust, his sobriety and new values created another chance at life. Chance taken. Changes made. The memoir concludes with observations on a 58-year life with diabetes, the value of friendships, and the struggle to change one’s life.