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Narrated by: Osher Günsberg
Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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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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  • Nicholas
  • Kalamunda, Australia
  • 09-01-18

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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  • Steff
  • 11-26-18

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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  • Toni
  • 03-19-19

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-30-18

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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  • Kirilie
  • 08-26-18

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-22-18

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-06-19

An eye opener

Raw. Real. Eye Opening and inspiring. Thanks for sharing this story. No matter where are you in life, at the base of the mountain or on top of the summit, you will find some gold in here.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-23-19

Powerful

Really enjoyed Osher’s frank, witty and honest story. Refreshing to hear such a transparent account of living with and learning to manage mental illness.

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  • 10-14-19

So Raw and Honest

I didn’t want it to finish - I never realised I could relate so much to Andy G.. Thanks Usher

Great experience and reflections on life growing up in Australia in the late 90’s early 2000’s

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  • Danielle
  • 09-25-19

Fantastic inspiring read

This book is amazing it will change your life. Inspiring and Osher is so open about life and mental health. This a book everyone needs to read

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-23-19

All the feels

I didn't know what to expect. Never listened to ome of his podcasts but I will, I need more. I've learned so much about life, mental health and Osher. I think I got more out of this in an audio format than I would have reading. I can feel a shift within me, about how I view myself, goals, persistence, life and what it all means.