From Prison to Best Selling Author: Craig Stanland, Age 48
I Am This Age · 80 minutes ·

From Prison to Best Selling Author: Craig Stanland, Age 48

Today I welcome Craig Stanland to the pod! Craig is the author of the book “Blank Canvas; How I Reinvented My Life After Prison”. Craig was a top executive at a big tech company in NYC when he began committing mail fraud against a partner company, only to have the whole scam come to light one morning when the FBI showed up at his front door. Craig opens up about his journey into and out of prison, losing everything, the fear, shame, and loneliness resulting from those decisions, and how he’s reinvented himself since he’s been out. Craig gets deeply vulnerable and shares so much of his story including his experience with thoughts about suicide.

September is Suicide Awareness Month. If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide—whether you are in crisis or not—call or live chat the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Talking with someone about your thoughts and feelings can save your life.

You can find Craig, his Tedx talk, and his book, “Blank Canvas; How I Reinvented My Life After Prison” here:


Blank Canvas:


IG: @craig_stanland


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