Adam MacDonald is a Canadian actor turned film director probably best known to his countrymen as the villain, Josh MacIntosh in the popular television drama series, Being Erica.
But until he published his teenage memoir**, MacDonald’s fans were most likely unaware that he spent those years fighting personal demons and that it is nothing short of miraculous that he lived to tell his own story.
Indeed, it is one that would make a good coming-of-age modern morality tale and so one that he may want to consider directing himself.
MacDonald’s Wiki entry states that he speaks Spanish and is fluent in French, so it’s a shame that his book is littered with crass English grammar and spelling errors that spoil an otherwise interesting read.
**Light in Shadows: A Memoir is published in e-format by Touch the Sun which republished it last month in paperback.
© Natalie Wood (20 March 2016)