Jimís drug is food. He admits to never have a proper relationship with food. He remembers his mother finding lunchmeat in his pants pockets while in grade school. Food was always the center of everything he thought about. His use of food caused him to be overweight at a young age, enticing other kids to bully and ridicule him for his appearance.
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Millieís parents raised her on a regulated diet of very healthful food. She wasnít allowed sweets on a regular basis or even desert like the other kids were. Her mother demanded she finish her meals at each sitting, including some more eclectic and uniquely unappetizing dishes. But in high school, when she had her own money from her job, she engaged in the freedom of unbridled eating.
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Artie Lange, actor, comedian, talk show host, and best known for his escapades on the Howard Stern Show reveals how he came back from rock bottom. He was one of the most successful comedians in the country at the time, selling out theaters and reaching millions of listeners a day as Howard Stern's sidekick. But a little a year over after the book, Too Fat To Fish, came out, Lange stabbed himself in the stomach nine times while deep in the throes of heroin addiction. He wouldn't appear on a comedy stage for the next year and a half, and to this day he hasn't stepped foot back inside Howard Stern's studio. Hear Artie's terrifying and fascinating story straight from his new book, Crash and Burn, about how he finally found peace in his life, and what he does on a daily basis to stay sober.
In the depths of the Great Depression, two men -- on death's door from drinking -- meet, and together discover a path to recovery. They would go from rock bottom to healing millions, one step at a time.
This July, the international phenomenon Bill W. and Dr. Bob returns to New York City in a brilliant new production.
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