Joseph W. Naus was living the American dream. He'd survived a brutal childhood, graduated from Pepperdine Law School, and become a successful attorney. Then one night his American dream life became a nightmare when his sex and alcohol addictions collided and exploded.
"On Tuesday I was a respected civil trial lawyer making six figures. On Wednesday I woke up handcuffed to a hospital bed, charged with attempted murder...and then it got worse."
Straight Pepper Diet is a book about surviving one's own wreckage. It's harrowing, sometimes hilarious, and surprisingly hope-filled.
©2015 Joseph W. Naus (P)2016 Joseph W. Naus
Booze, sex, addiction and breaking the law. I laughed. I cringed. I was able to think back on stupid things I've done. Nothing to this extent but still pretty stupid stuff. This is a great memoir and I really enjoyed the author narrator. He wrote his story what better person to read it right?
Nurse E. Nurse
I loved it! Surprising, amazing, inspiring, and unbelievable story! A must!! This is fantastic listen
This is an amazing story. It took me a long time to get used to the author doing the reading. They should have hired someone. He is not a performance artist and actually took away from his amazing story.
I have only given one other 5 star review. But wow, what a story! Gritty, sensational, raw. Must read no doubt. Please write the 'after' part Mr. Naus a.s.a.p.
Honest, suspenseful, reflective
The author's honesty.
I was moved to tears by the end.
I just finished listening to this on Audible about 30 seconds ago. I can't recommend it highly enough. I've read a lot of alcohol/drug memoirs but this really affected me powerfully. This guy was a lawyer and alcohol/sex addict. His story feels brutally honest. He narrated it himself. It bugged me for a while because I didn't really like his style/pronunciation/whatever, and I hated the hokey "pornography interludes" but at some point I realized that I didn't care about all of that because I really admire him. What he went through!
Well done. Well narrated and entertaining, with serious lessons for men living on the edge of good and evil. A cautionary tale I highly recommend all men with the vices of pornography, massage parlors, and binge drinking to the point of blacking out.
"A powerful story"
From the first minute this story had me hooked. This is an incredible journey of addiction, prison and recovery. Naus is a great narrator. Highly recommend!
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