37 Tons Book


A brutally honest account of a life of extremes that began in a tough Boston neighborhood of immigrants in the 1960s, 37 Tons is a story of survival, addiction, wild successes and failures, and the attempt to make sense of it all.

Beginning in his teens, Victorson tries out pot dealing onthe Boston Common, progressing to smuggling hash out of Amsterdam and broader operations in India and Nepal. While working for a Colombian cartel and living the high life in Marin County, he orchestrates an operation that ulti- mately results in one of the biggest pot busts in this country to date.

“David Victorson has written a searingly honest book about his life that will both break your heart and give you hope. He takes an un- flinching look at the circumstances and choices that fueled his life— from poverty to addiction, from kingpin to prison, from executive to self-destruction, from despair to redemption. Though the writing is raw, his voice is clear. He has lived a life of extremes. He's a survivor, sometimes surprisingly so, but his honest self-reflection makes his tale compelling. His memoir is powerful and unique. I recommend it without reservation.” —J. Mulligan, Senior Insurance Executive


The Huffington Post www.huffingtonpost.com/../37-tons-of-david-victorson Jul 23, 2014 “George Orwell once said, ‘telling the truth is a revolutionary act.’ That maxim certainly applies to David Victorson’s book, 37 Tons. . . .”

Texas Monthly, Oct. 1980, Page 147, Vol. 8, No. 10 - Magazine “Dirty Money.” “Victorson signed an agreement not to sue the bank. ‘David bragged about it for weeks,’ he said . . . with intent to dis- tribute marijuana after 37 tons of dope were seized from a freighter bound from Colombia to . . . Seattle.

www.drugaddictionrecovery.net/ 37-tons-of-david-victorson-a-tale-of-ba Aug 7, 2014. “37 Tons of David Victorson: A Tale of Ballsy Redemption” “Ultimately, he became a skillful drug counselor and for some years a rehab center. . . .”

pulpnews.com/c/ “Victorson grew up in Dorchester, Massachusetts and currently lives in Washington, D.C. His life between those locations has been unique, and I was curious to. . . .”

Local News | Pot-smuggling scheme aboard the seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/The Seattle

Times May 18, 2001 - May 1, 1978: Federal drug agents seize the Joli, a 61-foot sloop, for its . . . dealer David Victorson of San Anselmo, in the. . . .”