• One Good Reason

  • A Memoir of Addiction and Recovery, Music and Love
  • By: Séan McCann
  • Narrated by: Séan McCann
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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One Good Reason

By: Séan McCann
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This deeply personal memoir, cowritten by singer-songwriter, renowned mental health advocate, and recent Order of Canada recipient Séan McCann and wife Andrea Aragon, leaves no stone unturned. Detailing in powerful and lyrical prose a Newfoundland childhood indoctrinated in strict Catholic faith, the creation of the wildly successful Great Big Sea, and the battle with alcoholism that nearly cost them everything, McCann and Aragon offer listeners a story of reaching international fame and finding rock bottom. Most of all, this audiobook is an honest, raw, and inspiring tribute to embracing the belief that we are all worth saving.

At the heart of this insightful coming-of-recovery is McCann’s exploration of the root cause of his alcoholism: a secret he kept until 2014, when he came out as a survivor of sexual abuse. Aragon’s parallel narrative offers a rare and intimate spousal perspective, making the memoir a nuanced and complex portrait of the effects of addiction on family.

Featuring lyrics from McCann’s celebrated solo career, One Good Reason is a rallying cry for holding on to the ones you love, helping yourself, and turning music into medicine.

©2020 Séan McCann (P)2021 Séan McCann

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A very brave and well thought out book!

I will simply say this. It’s a story, even tho his career as a musician is different than the norm—

quite similar in other ways in many families sadly!

Alcoholism is a shit show!
With that, said, Mr. and Mrs. McCann’s bravery, and holding nothing back narrative, must be commended! Great read.
An all too often sad story that being a famous musician isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. That part of the book made my heart sick.

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One Good Book!!

Thank you for sharing your journey. Not easy to do with such grace. Wishing you continued strength, success, and love.

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Heartwarming

Brilliant, they discuss topics that many people don't speak of with honesty and compassion.