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Back, After the Break

Narrated by: Osher Günsberg
Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
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The best-selling and ABIA Award shortlisted memoir from Osher Gunsberg, one of Australia's most loved celebrities, about life, love and living with mental illness - powerful, dark, funny, and heart-wrenching.

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.

An honest, revealing, raw, funny, and heartfelt memoir from one of Australia's most well-known and well-liked celebrities - now with two new, additional chapters.

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

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Interesting without being amazing

Interesting in-site and very honest reflection on mental health. I always enjoy a book a little more when it’s actually read by the author as is the case with this one.

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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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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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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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Raw and honest storytelling

As someone who grew with Andrew G on Channel V and Australian Idol, and then Osher on the Bachelor, it blew me away to hear the real story behind the man on screen. What bravery it would have taken to put the immense challenges he was, and still is, facing out there so openly. And so important to have this out there to make it ok to talk about. Thank you Osher for your engaging storytelling and raw honesty. I could not put this book down.

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Enjoyable Biography

I was prepared not to like this book as I am not particularly a fan of Osher or TV in general but I did find it rather enjoyable. I related to his anxiety and addiction issues so I felt quite connected. it was well read and I didn't mind the footnotes as I just took them as part of the story.

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A little too self indulgent

Struggled to listen to the end, wanted to but became bored of the constant breakouts for footnotes, and self indulgent musings. Applaud his honesty and really like him but hard work to get through the book

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Fan-freakin-tastic !!!!

Wow! Every free moment I was listening to this. So inspiring. So raw. So real. Osher, well done! Audrey, you are the absolute definition of an angel. The love, commitment and communication you two have is the picture of what a soul connecting relationship is. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for opening up a subject that is so in need of being heard and talked about freely.

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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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