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The Resource One good reason : a memoir of addiction and recovery, music and love, Séan McCann with Andrea Aragon

One good reason : a memoir of addiction and recovery, music and love, Séan McCann with Andrea Aragon

Label
One good reason : a memoir of addiction and recovery, music and love
Title
One good reason
Title remainder
a memoir of addiction and recovery, music and love
Statement of responsibility
Séan McCann with Andrea Aragon
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this deeply personal memoir, co-written with wife Andrea Aragon, singer-songwriter and renowned mental health, addiction, and recovery advocate Séan McCann leaves no stone unturned. Detailing, in powerful and lyrical prose, a childhood in Newfoundland indoctrinated in strict Catholic faith, the creation of the wildly successful Great Big Sea, his courtship and early marriage with Aragon, and the battle with alcoholism that nearly cost him everything, McCann offers readers a love story, a memoir of addiction and recovery, of young love and a strained marriage, of reaching international fame and rock bottom. But most of all, an honest, raw, and inspiring tribute to embracing that we are all worth saving. At the heart of this insightful coming-of-recovery is McCann{u2019}s exploration of the root cause of his alcoholism, a secret he kept until 2014 when he came out as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Aragon{u2019}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{u2019}s celebrated solo career, One Good Reason is a rallying cry for holding on to the ones you love, helping yourself, and turning music into medicine
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLC
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1967-
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McCann, Séan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Aragon, Andrea
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  • McCann, Séan
  • Great Big Sea (Musical group)
  • Musicians
  • Recovering alcoholics
  • Adult child sexual abuse victims
Target audience
adult
Label
One good reason : a memoir of addiction and recovery, music and love, Séan McCann with Andrea Aragon
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
on1134990028
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
223 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781771088220
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
One good reason : a memoir of addiction and recovery, music and love, Séan McCann with Andrea Aragon
Publication
Control code
on1134990028
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
223 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781771088220
Other physical details
colour illustrations

Library Locations

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      216 S. Brodie St, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 1C2, CA
      48.381806 -89.246333
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