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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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Wow.

Thankyou Osher for opening up to the deepest part of your life. The good the bad the hilarious and the often scary that is your life and living with a mental illness. What a privilege it has been to watch your journey over the years and to now hear it first hand. The best is yet to come my friend. Bless you Osher Günsberg!

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Great cameo from Audrey!

There are things from the audio book that you don't get reading the paperback. Good to share the journey with Osher. ⚘

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Thanks

Thanks for sharing your story Osher - it gives me the strength to seek help
Thanks!

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listened in 2 days

absolutely loved this book. easy to listen to his warm and enagaing voice. loved it

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A bit self serving. Not much on recovery.

A good story but really too many drunk & drug alogs as we in recovery say. Could confuse recovery people as clearly serious mental health issues - more of a memoir - little use as recovery text. A bit self serving actually.

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Life Changing

Thank you. This book has opened my eyes more than I ever thought possible in this dark time. Then parallels to my own life, have made me think more and more. Thank you Osher.

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A must listen to

Osher’s honesty and rawness touch your heart , a powerful story of living life to the fullest and balancing your mental health

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Deeply insightful

We all knew he was a wanker on TV and his admission & ownership of his narcissistic and wild partying ways were no surprise... but the depth of his suffering from mental illness beyond the *un P/C description I'm about to say* 'standard' level of depression usually portrayed in many people's lives... this went into depths of psychosis and as it's his profession, the clarity and delivery of the situation was brilliant. A very raw and troubling mind set, delivered in a polished but honest way.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-08-2018

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.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Kirilie
  • 26-08-2018

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-09-2018

Wow.

Thankyou Osher for opening up to the deepest part of your life. The good the bad the hilarious and the often scary that is your life and living with a mental illness. What a privilege it has been to watch your journey over the years and to now hear it first hand. The best is yet to come my friend. Bless you Osher Günsberg!

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  • sarah tomlinson
  • Australia
  • 18-09-2018

Great cameo from Audrey!

There are things from the audio book that you don't get reading the paperback. Good to share the journey with Osher. ⚘

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  • James
  • 17-09-2018

Thanks

Thanks for sharing your story Osher - it gives me the strength to seek help
Thanks!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-09-2018

listened in 2 days

absolutely loved this book. easy to listen to his warm and enagaing voice. loved it

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  • Belinda Davis
  • 13-09-2018

A bit self serving. Not much on recovery.

A good story but really too many drunk & drug alogs as we in recovery say. Could confuse recovery people as clearly serious mental health issues - more of a memoir - little use as recovery text. A bit self serving actually.

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  • Osher James
  • Gold Coast, Aus
  • 11-09-2018

Life Changing

Thank you. This book has opened my eyes more than I ever thought possible in this dark time. Then parallels to my own life, have made me think more and more. Thank you Osher.

  • Overall
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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-09-2018

A must listen to

Osher’s honesty and rawness touch your heart , a powerful story of living life to the fullest and balancing your mental health

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
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  • Theres
  • 08-09-2018

Deeply insightful

We all knew he was a wanker on TV and his admission & ownership of his narcissistic and wild partying ways were no surprise... but the depth of his suffering from mental illness beyond the *un P/C description I'm about to say* 'standard' level of depression usually portrayed in many people's lives... this went into depths of psychosis and as it's his profession, the clarity and delivery of the situation was brilliant. A very raw and troubling mind set, delivered in a polished but honest way.

Sort by:
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
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  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 22-08-2018

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.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kirilie
  • 26-08-2018

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 19-09-2018

Wow.

Thankyou Osher for opening up to the deepest part of your life. The good the bad the hilarious and the often scary that is your life and living with a mental illness. What a privilege it has been to watch your journey over the years and to now hear it first hand. The best is yet to come my friend. Bless you Osher Günsberg!

  • Overall
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  • Performance
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  • sarah tomlinson
  • Australia
  • 18-09-2018

Great cameo from Audrey!

There are things from the audio book that you don't get reading the paperback. Good to share the journey with Osher. ⚘

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
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  • James
  • 17-09-2018

Thanks

Thanks for sharing your story Osher - it gives me the strength to seek help
Thanks!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 15-09-2018

listened in 2 days

absolutely loved this book. easy to listen to his warm and enagaing voice. loved it

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Belinda Davis
  • 13-09-2018

A bit self serving. Not much on recovery.

A good story but really too many drunk & drug alogs as we in recovery say. Could confuse recovery people as clearly serious mental health issues - more of a memoir - little use as recovery text. A bit self serving actually.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Osher James
  • Gold Coast, Aus
  • 11-09-2018

Life Changing

Thank you. This book has opened my eyes more than I ever thought possible in this dark time. Then parallels to my own life, have made me think more and more. Thank you Osher.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 10-09-2018

A must listen to

Osher’s honesty and rawness touch your heart , a powerful story of living life to the fullest and balancing your mental health

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Theres
  • 08-09-2018

Deeply insightful

We all knew he was a wanker on TV and his admission & ownership of his narcissistic and wild partying ways were no surprise... but the depth of his suffering from mental illness beyond the *un P/C description I'm about to say* 'standard' level of depression usually portrayed in many people's lives... this went into depths of psychosis and as it's his profession, the clarity and delivery of the situation was brilliant. A very raw and troubling mind set, delivered in a polished but honest way.