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Narrated by: Osher Günsberg
Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
5 out of 5 stars (187 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A revealing, raw, funny, and heartfelt memoir from one of Australia's most well-known and well-liked celebrities.

Osher Gunsberg, one of Australia's most loved celebrities, opens up in a powerful, dark, funny, and heart-wrenching memoir about life, love, and living with mental illness. It's hard to remember a time when Osher Gunsberg (or Andrew G, as he was then) wasn't on TV - he's just always been there, looking at ease in the spotlight, beaming a big smile, with a questionable haircut. He was there hanging out with The Offspring backstage at the Warped Tour on Channel V; announcing to a national audience of three million people that Guy Sebastian was our first Australian Idol; and later capturing the heart of the nation by hosting every season of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and now Bachelor in Paradise.

But while everything looks great from the outside, the real picture has not always been quite so rosy. Osher has always known he's different to most other people. Struggling with anxiety, panic attacks, and weight issues since he was young, he tried for years to drink away the anxiety and depression. He ended up unemployed, divorced, suicidal, and certifiable on the other side of the world, yet somehow he managed to put the broken pieces of his mind back together and make a life for himself again. He lives with a mental illness - and he's come to terms with it to live an authentic, rich, and fulfilling life.

©2018 HarperCollins Publishers Australia Pty Limited (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Australia Pty Limited

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Very open and honest discussion

Great to see a high profile person sharing their mental health experiences. Hopefully this will help a lot of people out there.

Love the format this has been written in. It is like listening to Osher talk about his experiences.

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Inspiring and thought provoking

A wonderful listen to a man full of stories and experiences. The honestly was refreshing and I would truly recommend this book to anyone who has followed Osher. Or who has had a fight with demons in their life.

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Hundred percent would listen to again!

An excellent and overwhelmingly honest account of life.

I loved Osher’s performance and having him recount and deliver his story as he wanted makes it so much more personal.

It was uplifting, heartbreaking and inspiring and I not only think it is a must read but is up there as my favourite I have read this year.

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  • 11-12-2018

Inspirational. Compelling. Passionate.

Osher at his rawest and finest. No ad breaks. No plugs. Just him. Giving insight into the raise, fall and raise of his career and life. Osher has given his podcast audience of his successes and struggles, the good and the bad, now the world gets to hear his story. No detail or subject is left out. Osher gives his voice to those who struggle to tell their story and emotions while suffering from mental illness.
This is the man and the book that changed my life. My family understands me more. If you have a mental illness, have a loved one with a mental illness or love Osher, this is the book for you.

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Epically honest and beautiful

Throughout this story I nodded many a time, I even had a few aha moments where lost memories of my childhood finally made more sense. Thank you dearly Osher for sharing your raw and very beautiful story. I have listened to your podcast and loved every minute, yet your story is next level. 😍

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Couldn't stop listening

I loved it! wasnt a fan of so many 'foot notes' though, but I guess they had to be in there.

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Amazing

This book is an honest and raw account of Osher’s life so far.
If you think you know who he is, think again. He is so much more than the TV host we see on screen.
His story is inspirational and I urge everyone to read it. 11/10. 😄

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Footnote, blah blah blah. Back to the book

This would be a much better book with less footnote rambles.

Osher has a great story to tell and empowering journey to bettering yourself.

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An exceptionally written, interesting book with an important message

I loved this book, Osher’s narration was so great as well. Highly recommend.
I think it’s very brave to write and publish this story. I hope you’re journey gets easier Osher

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what a moving, brilliant read

I have just finished listening to this book and it was amazing. I laughed, I cried and it moved me in a way I haven't felt before. Thank you Osher for being so real, so raw, for being a great and honest story teller. I have learnt so much from you and feel a lot better and more empowered about naivigating my own mental health. Thank you xxx

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  • 01-09-2018

Unexpected, and wonderful.

I really only knew Osher from Idol and The Bachelor, and always presumed he was a vacuous TV celeb. Not so - he has a depth of character and an intelligence that I missed completely in my superficial presumption. The story of his life is interesting to start with, but the battles with mental health are a brave, and brilliant, revelation. The story is full of humility, honesty, love, and ultimately triumph. I have gained a deep respect for the man himself, and also an excellent resource for people I know who want to know more about how mental health. I work in a related field, and I can see myself recommending this to clients who don't necessarily perceive themselves as suffering from mental illness.
A brilliant book.