One Good Reason: A Memoir Of Addiction And Recovery, Music And Love

April 15, 2020|
One Good Reason: A Memoir Of Addiction And Recovery, Music And Love by Séan Mccann
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A Globe & Mail Canadian Non-Fiction Bestseller.

This deeply personal memoir, co-written by singer- songwriter, renowned mental health advocate, and recent Order of Canada recipient Séan McCann and wife Andrea Aragon leaves no stone unturned. Detailing in powerful and lyrical prose a Newfoundland childhood indoctrinated in strict Catholic faith, the creation of the wildly successful Great Big Sea, and the battle with alcoholism that nearly cost them everything, McCann and Aragon offer readers a story of reaching international fame and finding rock bottom. Most of all, this book is an honest, raw, and inspiring tribute to embracing the belief that we are all worth saving.

At the heart of this insightful coming-of-recovery is McCann''s exploration of the root cause of his alcoholism; a secret he kept until 2014 when he came out as a survivor of sexual abuse. Aragon''s parallel narrative offers a rare and intimate spousal perspective, making the memoir a nuanced and complex portrait of the effects of addiction on family.

Featuring lyrics from McCann''s celebrated solo career, personal colour photographs, and original drawings from visual artist Bee Stanton, One Good Reason is a rallying cry for holding on to the ones you love, helping yourself, and turning music into medicine.

Born on May 22, 1967, in Carbonear, Newfoundland, Séan McCann rose to fame as a founding member of the multi-million-selling folk group Great Big Sea. Today Séan is a renowned mental health, addiction, and recovery advocate who continues to sing and share his story of surviving twenty-five years of alcoholism that once masked a dark se...
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Title:One Good Reason: A Memoir Of Addiction And Recovery, Music And Love
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:232 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:232 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 in
Published:April 15, 2020
Publisher:Nimbus Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771088220

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