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Dead Set on Living

Making the Difficult but Beautiful Journey from F#*king Up to Waking Up
Narrated by: Roger Wayne
Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
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In his recovery from drugs and alcohol, Chris Grosso has stumbled, staggered, and started all over again. In an effort to understand why he relapses, and why many of us return to the myriad of other self-defeating behaviors despite our better judgment, he went to best-selling authors, spiritual teachers, psychologists, doctors, and more, and asked them why we tend to repeat mistakes in our lives, even when we know these actions will harm us and the ones we love.

In Dead Set on Living, Chris shares these intimate conversations and the practices that have taught him to be more loving, compassionate, and forgiving with himself as well as new meditation and healing techniques he learned through his journey.

Unabashedly honest and inspiring, Dead Set on Living is essential listening for anyone seeking a path towards triumph over adversity, understanding the human condition, and rebuilding relationships after promises have been broken.

©2018 Chris Grosso (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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What a recovery tool

Changed my perspective tremendously. A blessing. A perfect compliment to any and all recovery types. A re- and re-read over and over...

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down to earth

one of the best, relatable, self help books I have ever read/(listened to) I hope Audible will get his other 2 books soon.

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Great material but unnecessarily crude language

Interesting with a lot of good interviews and ideas about getting and living well sober. My one complaint is that the language is unnecessarily crude with many F%$*^! bombs throughout - as if that means his experience was the worst of the worst compared with everyone else's. It was hard to distinguish his words from some of his great experts which left me wondering if most of the spiritual leaders I admire also speak as crudely when not overhead.

Other than that, good information. I am not convinced his addictive behavior was so much worse than everyone else's experience. Active addiction is painful to all involved and I see no reason to make it a competition.

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