Roger Silver is a native San Franciscan growing up in Marina District on Baker Street. He is the son of an entrepreneur and civic rebel, and the brother of Steve Silver, who created Beach Blanket Babylon, the country’s longest running cabaret show —a show that has been seen by over six million people worldwide since it opened its doors in 1974. Roger Silver writes passionate prose, poetry and lyrics and has written songs recorded by Journey, Carlos Santana, Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie, and three-time Emmy Awards winner Jon Close.
Going Sane in San Francisco is a compelling and insightful memoir about a life of sex, drugs, rock and roll, the entertainment industry, family dynamics, parenting, and how Roger Silver rises from the abyss. He has produced and co-written a CD of 14 songs and 6 poems for the book. In addition, he has written the screenplay to accompany the book. Roger is the proud father of four children, one who passed away as a child, three who have graduated from college at UCLA, the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of San Francisco, and the Haas MBA program at UC Berkeley. He is an avid sportsman and traveler and has spent time in Paris, London, Mexico and the island of Kauai. Roger was educated at Lowell High School in San Francisco, City College of San Francisco, and attended San Jose State University, where he majored in English and Journalism.