At the age of 17, Towelie woke up on a plane to find his front teeth knocked out and his nose broken. He had no idea where the plane was headed nor any recollection of the past two weeks. An alcoholic for ten years and a crack and marijuana addict for three, he checked into a treatment facility shortly after landing. There he was told he could either stop using or die before he reached age 18. This is Towelie's acclaimed account of his birth as genetically engineered Smart Person RG-400, his subsequent escape from the Tynacorp laboratory, and his road to recovery from his many addictions, as a human.