Second Chances: Top Executives Share Their Stories of Addiction and Recovery / Edition 1

Second Chances: Top Executives Share Their Stories of Addiction and Recovery / Edition 1

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by Gary Stromberg, Jane Merrill
     
 

Inspiring true stories of recovery from the high-pressure world of business

They reached the pinnacle of their careers in spite of-or sometimes because of-substance abuse. They struggled with sobriety while striving for success, often risking their professional lives on the road to recovery. Now, with honesty, courage, and insight, they share their remarkable

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Inspiring true stories of recovery from the high-pressure world of business

They reached the pinnacle of their careers in spite of-or sometimes because of-substance abuse. They struggled with sobriety while striving for success, often risking their professional lives on the road to recovery. Now, with honesty, courage, and insight, they share their remarkable stories.

Michael Deaver, former White House deputy chief of staff, describes his recovery as “the single most powerful thing I've ever experienced”-even compared to meeting presidents and kings.

Andrew Zimmern, celebrity chef and TV personality, reveals how he applied the principles of recovery to his profession-“and that's when my career took off.”

Michael Glasser, CEO of Seven Jeans, worked hard and partied harder-until the threat of jail forced him to admit, “I needed help.”

Walter Yetnikoff, former president of CBS Records, talks about leaving the music industry to find meaningful work that enhanced-and was enhanced by—his recovery.

You'll also hear from James Abernathy of the Abernathy-MacGregor Group, bestselling author William Cope Moyers, and ten other business leaders who found newfound success through the healing power of second chances.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071591621
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
02/11/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
438,895
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction by Rick Moody

1. Michael Deaver

2. Andrew Zimmern

3. Henry Pierce III

4. James L. Abernathy

5. David Dashev

6. Elaine Curl

7. William Cope Moyers

8. Peter Jacquith

9. Michael Glasser

10. Guerin Swing

11. Wiktor Osiatynski

12. Johnny Allem

13. Bill Mitchell

14. Marius Hickman

15. Walter Yetnikoff

16. Dr. Marv Seppala

17. Bob Goodale

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