Paul Pisces is the product of a Colchester Royal Grammar School education after which he studied at the University of London. He left university with a serious drink problem. He started a career in computer programming but his drinking became progressively worse. After a breakdown he wrote a book entitled "Desperately Seeking Sex & Sobriety".
He finally got sober at 50 and now says: “Since writing my book I have lived through 4 jobs, 3 mental hospitals, 1 redundancy, 1 sacking, 1 rehab, several suicidal periods and finally over 7 years of sobriety after too many relapses to count. The biggest achievement of my life is getting sober after a 30 year addiction. The second biggest achievement is writing the book of my drinking career.”