Granted a patent the same year he graduated from high school, prodigy Jim Williams’ star was still to shine. But with numerous family tragedies, including the loss of his daughter, he found himself on his own in San Francisco, struggling to make ends meet. At the late age of 50, he began hearing unreal voices and withdrew into a realm where he was a telepathic World President who ruled Earth with his friends. In real life after eight years on the streets, he was severely beaten into a coma and left to die. Recovering over the next 18 years from his physical and mental afflictions, he began writing to release his rage, then applaud those who came to his aid. All My Friends Were Me shows one way to overcome adversity and still have a full life.