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My Struggle

My baby grew up to be an addict. There was a time when I believed a mother’s love could fix anything, but it can’t fix this. For too many years I thought I was helping Joey.  I thought I was … Continue reading

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Publishers Weekly reviews WEIGHTLESS!

Gregg McBride, Weightless: My Life as a Fat Man and How I Escaped, Central Recovery, (Consortium, dist) $17.95 trade paper (280p) ISBN 978-1-937612-69-6 After a lifetime of binge eating and morbid obesity, L.A. writer and producer McBride (Just Stop Eating So Much!) began … Continue reading

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The Man Rules™ & The Water

Has it ever felt to you like you were following some set of unwritten rules on how to be a man? Men can do this but can’t do that. These are the Man Rules I refer to throughout my new book, A … Continue reading

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THE JOEY SONG and The Addict’s Mom on CNN

I’m a proud member of the ‘Addict’s Mom’, the group featured in the recent CNN report by Kelly Wallace. Proud, because, like other moms in the group, I’ve acknowledged that my son’s addiction is a tragic disease –not a disgrace– … Continue reading

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When Trying To Fool Others, Are We Actually Just Fooling Ourselves?

These days when I think back to some of the misadventures that I lived through when weighing over 450 pounds, I often chuckle to myself — while also admiring my stamina for not only getting through that time in my … Continue reading

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A Library Journal Review of THE JOEY SONG

Swenson, Sandra. The Joey Song: A Mother’s Story of Her Son’s Addiction. Central Recovery. Sept. 2014. 200p., ISBN 9781937612719. pap. $15.95;  ebk. ISBN 9781937612726.PSYCH Swenson relates an honest, courageous story of her many years of struggle with her defiant, delusional, and addicted son. Instead of yet another personal memoir … Continue reading

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David McMillian discusses WISDOM FROM THE COUCH in the Shreveport Times

It’s hard for me to believe, but today’s is column No. 500 in The Times. I would certainly be remiss if I didn’t begin it by saying thank you for your interesting and insightful questions, for your comments and, of … Continue reading

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A Starred Review for WEIGHTLESS in the latest issue of The Library Journal

(starred review) McBride, Gregg. Weightless: My Life as a Fat Man and How I Escaped. Central Recovery. 2014. 297p. ISBN 9789376126965. pap. $17.95. HEALTH Film and TV producer/writer McBride (Just Stop Eating So Much!) relates his lifelong battle with weight, … Continue reading

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If You Meet the Buddha, Say Hello

Once in a while you can get shown the light In the strangest of places if you look at it right. ~ Robert Hunter, Scarlet Begonias, Grateful Dead Often, things are more (sometimes much more) than they seem at first … Continue reading

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A Man’s Way Through Relationships

The most important word in the title of my book, A Man’s Way through Relationships: Learning to Love and Be Loved is learning. This means it is a process. I think it is a never-ending process. I did not write the … Continue reading

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