I Forgot to Die

Khalil Rafati

“The first bullet punched a hole in the door. The shot was deafening and a beam of light poured into the bathroom. Then they fired again.”

Khalil Rafati went to Los Angeles in the 1990s and had it all. He was working with Hollywood movie stars and legendary rock musicians, but it wasn’t long before he found his way into the dark underbelly of the City of Angels.

When he hit rock bottom addicted to heroin and cocaine, overtaken by paranoia and psychosis, written off by his friends and family he grabbed a shovel and kept digging. At 33, Khalil was 109 pounds, a convicted felon, high school dropout, and homeless junkie living on the infamous Skid Row in downtown L.A.

So how does someone with nothing, who feels like they deserve nothing, and who just wants to end it all turn their life around?

I Forgot to Die is an incredible true story of pain, suffering, addiction and redemption and how one man ultimately conquered his demons and wrote himself a new life story.

Press & Praise

Neil Strauss, Rolling Stone Magazine, New York Times Bestseller Author

"I Forgot to Die is the Forrest Gump of drug addiction memoirs."

Khalil Rafati

Khalil Rafati is a speaker, author, and health-and-wellness entrepreneur. He has been a dog walker, a nanny, a car detailer, a furniture maker, a rehab counselor, a restaurant manager, and a drug dealer.

Today, he is the owner of Malibu Beach Yoga and SunLife Organics, a rapidly growing chain of popular juice and smoothie bars in California. He also founded Riviera Recovery, a transitional living facility for drug addicts and alcoholics, and is a board member of the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Bylakuppe, India.

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