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Straight Pepper Diet Audiobook

Straight Pepper Diet: A Memoir

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    T Utah 06-29-16
    T Utah 06-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great listen"

    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?

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Chicago, IL 06-23-16
    Amazon Customer Chicago, IL 06-23-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Utterly Amazing!"

    I loved it! Surprising, amazing, inspiring, and unbelievable story! A must!! This is fantastic listen

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    Mindy Lloyd 09-23-16
    Mindy Lloyd 09-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting"

    Great book, I found myself hating and having empathy for Joseph at the same time. I felt like the last couple chapters were a little rushed.

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    Sara 09-19-16
    Sara 09-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    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.

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    Marz North Dakota 09-16-16
    Marz North Dakota 09-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Phenomenal"

    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.

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    lintvedta@hotmail.com 09-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Powerful story; feels brutally honest"
    If you could sum up Straight Pepper Diet in three words, what would they be?

    Honest, suspenseful, reflective


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author's honesty.


    Which character – as performed by Joseph W. Naus – was your favorite?

    Himself!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was moved to tears by the end.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

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    Kristopher Smith 09-02-16
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    "Great book! I couldn't stop listening to it! "

    Great book! I couldn't stop listening to it! Even better read by the author. Helped me in my own life.

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    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.

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    Clive R. Dakin Bermuda 08-12-16
    Clive R. Dakin Bermuda 08-12-16 Member Since 2014

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    "WOW!"

    They should make high school and college students read this book instead of some of those other 'classics'.

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    JOSEPH GOMES 08-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "GREAT BOOK"

    Anyone who has ever suffers from addiction problems can relate to this book. Must read!!

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    6/11/16
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    "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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