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Doug Little


Doug Little’s day job is Marketing and Communications Manager with the Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa. He was inducted into the Festivals and Events Ontario Hall of Fame in 2004 and is recognized as one of the most capable festival professionals in Canada. A former journalist who is predisposed to every addiction known to humanity, Doug is a recovered alcoholic and compulsive gambler. His first book - Losing Mariposa - is the harrowing memoir of his two-year binge as a compulsive gambler — a fall from grace that made national front-page headlines, destroyed his life, and brought him to the very gates of prison, insanity, and death. He is now working on a much-requested sequel with the working title: Winning from Losing: The Recovery of a Compulsive Gambler.

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Losing Mariposa:The Memoir of a Compulsive Gambler. Toronto: ECW Press, 2002.
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