So begins the story that authors Barry Hornig and Michael Claibourne have set out to share with us: A True Tale of Prisons,Penthouses and Playmates. Barry grew up in Brooklyn, where he developed a predilection for fishing, athletics, competition and, eventually, fighting. He learned to hustle early on and followed that path all around the world - until the reality of his actions caught up to him.
Spain, Paris, Istanbul, Kabul, India, Dallas, Santa Fe, Mexico, Los Angeles, New York - if there was a trick to be played or money to be paid, Barry was there, orchestrating the whole operation. He almost lost his life to the way he chose to live it, but found salvation where he least expected it. After his personal "awakening" he met Diana, a Montana-born Playmate who became his soulmate.
Barry and Diana traveled the world while working in antique textiles and interior design. Together they created Topanga Rug Company, and they now live happily ever after between Santa Monica, Montana and Mexico.