Rob Cabitto

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Rob Cabitto (born December 23, 1965) is an American author, business owner, and public speaker. His book The Fractured Life of 3743 (2011) is a memoir about his struggles with identity and addiction.

Rob Cabitto
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Born (1965-12-23) December 23, 1965 (age 55)
OccupationAuthor, owner of Nine Mile Communications

Personal life[edit]

Cabitto is a Native American of the Karuk tribe from Siskiyou County, California.[1] He was adopted by a non-Native American family at the age of 5 after his biological father poured gasoline on him.[2][3] His biological mother and father were absentee parents with addictions. Both parents were incarcerated at different times in Cabitto’s early childhood.[4]

Cabitto was an athlete in high school until he broke his leg in 1984 and became an alcoholic and drug addict.[3]

As of 2012, Cabitto lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He has a nine-year-old son.[2]

The Fractured Life of 3743[edit]

Cabitto published his memoir, The Fractured Life of 3743, in 2011.[5] The number 3743 refers to his tribal roll number. The book discusses Cabitto’s loss of identity after being adopted at age 5 into a non-Native American home. The book details Cabitto’s years of addictive behavior[4] and homelessness.[3] Cabitto began a recovery program after being arrested in 1994.[4] The book also discusses his life experiences, including the Native American tradition of vision quest and Lakota Sundance.[6] Cabitto wrote the book using the journals that he kept over his life.[1]

Cabitto spoke about the events in the book on the Kevin Sponsler show on KSYC-FM 103.9 on January 25, 2012.[7]

Education and career[edit]

Cabitto has a Bachelor of Science from University of Phoenix and an MBA from New York Institute of Technology.[8] He started a communications business in 2009 called Nine Mile Communications after working for Cisco Systems.[3] Cabitto is also on the board of the Salvation Army.[2]


  1. ^ a b O'Neill, Janet. "Author Writes Memoir to Heal; Siskiyou County Native Shares His Hope." Record Searchight. Dec. 10, 2011
  2. ^ a b c Kinkade, Skye. "Former Resident's Book is a Redemption Story." Mount Shasta Area Newspapers. Dec. 14, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d Groessler, Paul. "The life of 3743." Sun Newspapers. Oct. 26, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c Jappe, Nancy "Life for Meth Addict Changes." Inter-County Leader. May 10, 2006.
  5. ^ Cabitto, Rob (2011). The Fractured Life of 3743. Beaver Ponds Press. ISBN 978-1592984329.
  6. ^ WebTalk "“Hope, Healing, and Well-being: A Journey to Redemption with Rob Cabitto.”
  7. ^ Kevin Sponsler Show. KSYC-FM. 3743 Fractured Life. Archived 2013-01-21 at the Wayback Machine Jan. 25, 2012
  8. ^ KFAI Radio without Boundaries. First Person Radio: Rob Cabitto. Jan. 18, 2012.