Sutton was a successful public relations man to the stars, then artists'
manager. The first professional feather in his cap was to convince a young
songwriter to perform. Doubting if anyone would want to see him perform on
Neil Diamond nonetheless took Sutton's advice, and the rest, as they say,
is history. Eventually, Sutton's world began crashing in around him.
Surrounded by past successes and the promise of yet more, he found himself
in a deep depression. Therapists and medication helped somewhat, along
with support from his family and friends. What eventually pulled Joe out
of his doldrums was Vipassana meditation. He began to reevaluate his life,
learning to to appreciate the people around him, and to recognize just how
blessed he really was. As Cary Grant once remarked upon spying Sutton with
his sons, "I think you're the luckiest man I've ever seen."