The Mick to do Reddit AMA today!

Posted on 01. Mar, 2016 by in colombia

Christopher Kavanagh, aka “The Mick,” will do a second AMA on Reddit on Friday TODAY.


It’s been just over a year since I published Mad Outta Me Head, a year of not thinking about it much at all. But Christopher and I have decided to put a couple months of promotion into it, and we’re starting with another day on Reddit.

To see the first AMA visit:

That AMA was conducted before the book was written, so the new exchange will give readers a chance to ask more about what was in the book. Ireland, Mountjoy prison, heroin, Tony Felloni and the Dunnes, the IRA, Los Priscos in Colombia, Fonseca’s cousin German, M-19, Alejandrina, The Screamers and all the other fun characters from the book.

If you haven’t read it yet, I have marked the price down to $0.99 just for the Reddit promo. Buy Mad Outta Me Head at:

I also went through the book again with the editing pen sword. I cut 852 words, which is over 1% of the book. Many readers told me they read the original in one sitting, so it seemed to be compelling. But the lessons I’ve learned in doing the news for Peru Reports has improved my mechanics even more, so it should read even easier.

Also, there were a few changes, but the most significant had to do with Christopher’s Irish girlfriend. He had said in interviews with me that she was 14 when they met. I contacted her in Dublin and she told me her birth year. She was 19.

Here is the list of chapters to refresh your memory for questions on Friday. Sample chapters linked on the Mad Outta Me Head website.


Mother’s Lie
The Wembley Ball
Father Harry Moore
The Duke
Double-Decker Debacle
The Mechanic
Christy Hash
Uncle Mike
Nutcase Ray Kelly
The Article
The Michelin Man Goes to Jail
The Wexford Connection
The Dunnes
Arbour Hill
The Mockies
Hit and Run
The IRA Job
King Scum
Bank Heist
The Dole


Kicking Heroin
La Modelo
Buying a Cell
Taking Stock
Salón Rojo
La Embajada
Puente Aranda Fire
The Cue Ball Incident
Los Priscos
A Night in Hell
La Patrulla
The Fall of Tachuela
The Banquitas Incident
Hunger Strike
Jack Tamboer
Los Angelitos
Colombian Conmen Community
El Mexicano
The Party Starts
Public Hanging
John Rowley
El Cartucho
Alejandrina La Salsera
Alcohol Abuse
Terraza Pasteur
Bogotá Killers
La Upejota
Monumental Soccer
Lissette / Yisel
El Barne
Cristina the Screamer
Afro-Colombian Rant
More Gringos
Expat Chronicles

We will update this article with a link to the thread on Friday.

Here is the title/bio:

IamA Irish ex-con from Bogota’s La Modelo prison. I got out in 1989 and never left Colombia. AMA!

**My short bio:** I am the subject of Mad Outta Me Head: Addiction and Underworld from Ireland to Colombia. I grew up in Dublin, was locked up in Mountjoy Prison (AKA ‘The Joy’). I knew the Dunnes and Tony Felloni. I was addicted to heroin in the 80s. I came to Colombia in 1986 to haul cocaine back, did time in La Modelo prison where I stabbed an inmate. I got out in 1989, I have no passport. I have never returned to Ireland. My answers are being typed by someone with computer skills.

**My Proof:**


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3 Responses to “The Mick to do Reddit AMA today!”

  1. Robert

    24. Dec, 2016

    Robert again, I offered to send you blackberrys years ago. Big fan.

    This guy the Mick. When you write about him it is sublime. I bought the ebook when it first came out and read it start to finish couldn’t let it down. Just like almost all of your writing. I have been online 16 hours a day for 20 years and never wrote someone like this. It means a lot.

    But when other people write about your friend the mick it is douch-ey.

    You are a really gifted writer. Not in a literature way. You are gifted in a Hemingway/Steinbeck way where you spin tales that appeal to the simple folks. True genius. Big fan of your site. Without hesitation the best writing I have seen online (12 hours a day for 20 years)

    WRITE MORE!!!!!

  2. Robert

    24. Dec, 2016

    Yes alcohol involved here sorry for typos. But man you write some good things. Just like Steinbeck and Cannery Row.

  3. Rob

    24. Dec, 2016

    Look at this article about the Mick I got from your website

    It is slop.

    Seriously friend, your writing is John Steinbeck. Just a good guy telling it how it is.

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