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Narrated by: Osher Günsberg
Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
5 out of 5 stars (287 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.

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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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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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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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I had hoped for more

I didn't love this book, the amount of unnecessary footnotes were annoying. I am unsure what I think of Osher now as I found arrogance coming through the pages. it was brave to bare his soul though.

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Loved it

so good to hear Osher tell his own storey, he has such a listenable voice but his story may surprise many. so much to take away from this book it will help me and no doubt countless others. Thanks Osher x

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  • 10-02-2019

Unexpectedly wonderful

Wow. I wasn’t expecting this to be so incredibly insightful and deeply moving. And funny. And engaging. An important and meaningful contribution to the world Osher. Thank you for sharing your story of dealing with the complexities of life, mental health issues, and pretty much everything, in such an honest and really helpful way. As a successful and driven high achiever myself, who to everyone else appears to have it all together, your story resonated with me like no other. Thank you.

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A wonderful PSA for mental health.

I commend Osher for his openness, I truly believe he has helped many people by writing this book. However I struggled to feel connected to him throughout this book. I felt like I was listening to him at arm's length, there were many revealing things but delivered at a distance.

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A total surprise

Amazingly raw, honest and surprising story of mental health, the challenges and triumphs that come with finding your path and the hard work that comes with sticking to it.

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Fantastic listen. Highly recommend!

As a familiar face on our tv screens, we always watched a happy and outgoing personality do his job, with no idea of the struggles he faced daily. This book is a great reminder that we never truly know what someone else is dealing with.

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Awesome!

Such an open and honest account. My hat is off to you Osher. I related to many parts of your story.

I'd highly recommend this book to everyone! But in particular, anyone who has struggled with any form of mental illness.

Engaging and very articulately written.

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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.

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