Playing Hurt: My Journey from Despair to Hope

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John Saunders, John U. Bacon

Narrated By: Dion Graham

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: August 2017

Duration: 8 hours 18 minutes


In Playing Hurt, a leading figure in the sports world-the quintessential "man's man," who seems to have it all-confesses his constant battle with depression. John Saunders welcomes readers into the heart of his desperate struggle through insights into the root causes of depression and explanations of modern medical and homeopathic treatments.

His story unfolds as so many of our lives do-among family, friends, and colleagues-but it also peers into places we don't often discuss openly-psych wards and hospitals. Here is the honest story of a public figure facing his own mental illness head-on and emerging far better off for his effort. Playing Hurt ultimately offers an inspiring and empowering call to action when it comes to mental illness.

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  • Guy A

    An incredible journey about overcoming adversity. John Saunders shares his struggles and successes, in telling his powerful story. I was deeply moved throughout this memoir.