The High Life is Mike Berger’s vivid, first-person account of some of San Francisco’s most famous characters from the 60’s and 70’s. The stories include his legal colleagues Nate Cohn, Jim MacInnis, Pat (Butch) Hallinan and some of their clients, including Sally Stanford, Mel Belli and the Families of People’s Temple Survivors.
The major thread throughout his hilarious anecdotes and reminiscences is Berger’s 40-year devotion to the Delancey Street Foundation and his intimate friendship with founders John Maher and Mimi Silbert. As their first lawyer and a founding member of the Board, he is justifiably proud of the nation’s most successful and respected residential drug rehabilitation facility.

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