Osher Günsberg, 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 Günsberg (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 an occasionally questionable haircut, on everything from Channel [v] to Australian Idol, and later capturing the heart of the nation by hosting every season of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and 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 back together the broken pieces of his mind 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.
About the Author
Osher Günsberg is one of Australia’s most recognisable media personalities. His radio and television career spans over two decades, including Channel [v] in the early 2000s, seven seasons co-hosting Australian Idol, and host of The Bachelor Australia, The Bachelorette Australia and Bachelor in Paradise. The Osher Günsberg Podcast began in 2013, features over 240 episodes and has thousands of daily listeners all over the world. Osher lives with his wife, Audrey, and stepdaughter, Georgia, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. He is a cycling enthusiast, a coffee connoisseur and only eats plants.