Osher Gunsberg, one of Australia's most loved celebrities, opens up in a powerful, dark, funny and heartwrenching 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.
A revealing, raw, funny and heartfelt memoir from one of Australia's most well-known and well-liked celebrities.
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Osher Günsberg’s story needs to be read, even if it’s not an altogether happy one. Best known as the charismatic host of The Bachelor Australia (and, back when he was still called Andrew G, Australian Idol), Günsberg long hid a very difficult story behind his welcoming smile. Until now. His memoir is as personal as it gets, focusing on his experiences with addiction and mental illness in unprecedented detail and with remarkable honesty. It’s rare for a well-known figure to be so candid about their struggles, particularly in such an accessible, relatable way—and that’s why Back, After the Break is so important.
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Back, from a break
Not what I expected, have been telling everyone what an interesting book this is to read and how much I was glad to have read it
Diamonds are formed under immense pressure
Really enjoyed this read. Firstly as a narrative of our lives in the 1990s transitioning from analog to digital realms. Osher captures this era perfectly. Meet the feebles was a classic amongst my group of skool mates too. Secondly all the power in life is born from vulnerability so congratulations Osher for standing in your fire and not cowering from the flames. Wishing you all the health and wealth your a refreshingly down to earth and honest person a rarity in your trade. Much love ❤️ Katey
Brutally honest story and will definitely open the dialogue for mental health in Australia. Thank you osher.