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Second Chancesby Gary Stromberg
Synopses & Reviews
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.
The author of The Harder They Fall provides a collection of seventeen inspirational interviews with some of the world's most successful people in recovery, including a former White House Deputy Chief of Staff, a celebrity chef, and the former president of CBS Records. Original.
About 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...
Table of Contents
Michael Deaver, Deputy Chief of Staff under President Ronald Reagan — Andrew Zimmern, celebrity chef — Henry Pierce III, director Clean & Sober Streets — James L. Abernathy, CEO of Abernathy MacGregor Group — David Dashev, founder and president of Meditox — Maggie Sherman, CEO of a charter transportation company — William Cope Moyers, bestselling author — Peter Jacquith, former Wall Street millionaire — Michael Glasser, CEO of Seven Jeans — Guerin Swing, president of Guerin DesIgn and Development — Wiktor Osiatynski, internationally renowned legal scholar — Johnny Allem, CEO of Johnson Institute — Marius Hickman, president of Marius Morsels — Walter Yetnikoff, former president of CBS records — Marv Seppala, medical director and CEO of Beyond Addictions — Bob Goodale, former president of Harris Teeter supermarket chain.
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