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

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Overview

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: 2/11/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 641,470
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Stromberg is a successful businessman in recovery. He cofounded a music PR firm and serves on the board of Positive Directions.

Jane Merrill coauthored The Harder They Fall with Gary Stromberg.

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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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  • Posted February 20, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Great New Book on Addiction and Recovery!

    This is the antidote to James Frey's bogus memoir, A Million Little Pieces. It's all here. But the stories are TRUE! The chills and dark thrills of years of addiction, followed by hope and productive lives in recovery. A must read for those seeking answers to their problems with booze or drugs. Complements nicely the classics on addiction and recovery.
    Also, highly appropriate for families of alcoholics and addicts, not to mention business associates who are concerned about addiction problems in the work place.

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