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Back, After the Break

Narrated by: Osher Günsberg
Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
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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.

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  • Nicholas
  • 01-09-18

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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