How to Break Out of Prison

For five years, John Wareham, author of the best-selling Secrets of a Corporate Headhunter, has been leading a double life. Four days a week he identifies and develops leaders for major international corporations. On the fifth day he heads to New York's infamous Rikers Island--the world's largest penal colony-to teach the life altering class that he created for the inmates.

To his surprise, John found that many of the negative thinking patterns that led to the incarceration of his students were also pervasive among executives, undermining their careers and private lives. Now, lacing dramatic real-life stories with penetrating insights, John shows how individuals from every walk of life become trapped in mental prisons, and then reveals precisely how to break free and create the life they were meant to live.

"A great book-a savvy, inspirational almanac for chiefs and saints, charlatans and convicts, and everyone in between."
--Professor Eli M. Noam,
Columbia Business School

"Invigorating writing...bold ideas...charm...intricate logic...a fresh perspective."
--Library Journal

"Showcases John Wareham's gift for unlocking the mind and showing us how to live the life of our deepest dreams. It is a wise, witty truly transformational work that everyone should read."
--Kevin Roberts,
Worldwide Chief Executive, Saatchi & Saatchi

"A revelatory, moving, insightful, ingenious, canny, life-altering work, uniquely honed in the disparate corridors of money and power, hope and despair."
--Dr. Howard Frank,
Dean of the Maryland Business School

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Selected Works

A distinguished Manhattan-based maverick accepts an invitation to share ‘a few inspiring words’ with a visiting class from his former New Zealand high school, where sexual abuse was an open secret, and sadistic masters ran rife. How much truth should he share? With unerring wisdom and dark wit, John Wareham revisits the swirling inner life of a child with a crippling stutter, whose emotional, sexual and spiritual journeys pass through rivers of despair in New Zealand, to a flood of enlightenment in New York. ‘Brilliant and compelling ... reveals the mind, heart and soul of boyhood ... touched me deeply.’ Brian O’Dea, author, High: Confessions of An International Drug Smuggler
Literary Non Fiction
“Victims abide at both ends of a gun. Bullets fly to the heart and from the heart. Wounds that exist before the pulling of the trigger are the wellspring of crime and the font of redemption.“--John Wareham, Chairman & CEO Eagles Foundation New lives for Old. That’s the lofty mission of the Eagles Prison Program. But is that just a pipe dream? Judge for yourself as maximum security prison inmates share their journeys from innocence to criminality, arrest to bewilderment, conviction to incarceration, despair to hope, defeat to victory, vice to virtue, and lawlessness to love.
A Life Changer Disguised as a Poetry Anthology
A Life Changer for Anyone Trapped in a Love Triangle
A deadly serious, exhilarating first-person psychological thriller destined to command a unique place among the upcoming analyses of the 43rd United States Presidency.
An irreverent novel that exposes with wicked insight and aplomb the strikingly similar hypocrisies that underlie romantic love and modern business. “A literary bonbon that ranks among the finest novels ever.”
--The New York Observer
Shows how individuals from every walk of life become trapped in mental prisons, and reveals precisely how to break free and create the life you were meant to live.
Leadership Psychology
The 13-language reference classic on the psychological makeup and behavior of authentic leaders.
A wise, witty, spellbinding compendium of personality profiles that reveals who wins and who loses in the corporate world, and why.