Barry Willdorf

About me

Barry was born in New York City and grew up in Massachusetts. He claims to be the first person to have surfed on Cape Ann.

During the Vietnam War, Barry was the founder and chief counsel for the Southern California Military Law Project providing court martial defense to GIs. He co-authored a military legal self-help book: Turning the Regs Around. In 2001, he published a semi-autobiographical novel, Bring the War Home! now a free download on Scribd.

Barry’s historical novel, The Flight of the Sorceress won a Global E-Book Award for best historical literature and was a finalist for a 2012 “best historical novel” award from (EPIC.) His “1970s Trilogy” begins with Burning Questions, about a 1969 homicide. Part two, A Shot In The Arm,set in 1973 San Francisco was just published.

From my website


I’m not claiming special expertise in this arena, but between following the recent news reports and reading stuff like Dear Abby, I think I have some idea what they look like. I think Chris Christie is an abuser. Here’s some behavior that supports my belief: 1)   Elected officials have expressed…

Who Is Responsible For America’s Gun Culture?

We hear a lot about American gun culture these days. One side is willing to blame anything and everything but the guns. The other side mostly blames the guns for the massive uptick in gun violence. There are things about our society that are not easily changed, and I’m not…


Does the 2nd Amendment trump the 1st Amendment? A recent article in the NY Times resurrected the firing of Dick Metcalf from Guns and Ammo Magazine. Metcalf was an editor and featured columnist for G&A for many years. Up until he wrote an article suggesting that it was time to…

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