Bad Therapist by Evan Wright

It's as though a genie came to me and said, "I am going to write about all your fascinations, grift, delusion, desperation, Los Angeles" and, poof! BAD THERAPIST, which I guess makes author Evan Wright the genie. Thank you Reason for letting me about about it. A clip:

No one is more susceptible to con artistry than the desperate, the addicted, and those living in Los Angeles, the city where dreams can come true. In 2009, Chris Bathum's dreams seemed to do just that. An underemployed swimming pool cleaner, he parlayed a dubious degree from a hypnosis school into a string of sober-living facilities around Malibu—one of thousands of such unlicensed operations along the Rehab Riviera.

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