I Should Be Dead

  • by Bob Beckel, John D. Mann - contributor
  • Narrated by Bob Beckel, Graham Beckel
  • 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From popular TV personality Bob Beckel, a deeply moving, redemptive memoir about his life as a political operative and diplomat, his long struggle with alcohol and drugs, and his unlikely journey to finding faith.
Growing up poor in an abusive home, Bob Beckel learned to be a survivor: to avoid conflict, mask his feelings, and lie - all skills that served him well in Washington, where he would become the youngest-ever deputy assistant secretary of State and manage Walter Mondale's 1984 presidential campaign.
But Beckel was living a double life. On January 20, 2001 - George W. Bush's first Inauguration Day - he hit rock bottom, waking up in the psych ward. Written with captivating honesty, Beckel chronicles how his addictions nearly killed him until he found help in an unexpected ally, conservative Cal Thomas, who helped him find faith, get sober, and get his life back on track.


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Customer Reviews

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Great Book Bob my dad did all the drinking in the family . I watch him work and drink himself to death! I said I would never be like him ! I never drank but he taught me so much about work ! He was one of the best Bricklayer of his time! Quentin E Hamlin ,your Book brought a lot of memories back ! Miss you on the Five, keep your head high Bob love Donnie E Hamlin
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- Donald E Hamlin

Absolutely outstanding!

This is an absolutely great book regardless of your side of politics. The book is about much more than politics, it's about a human being and their struggles. I'm a loyal conservative follower of The Five and greatly missed Bob during his absence. Great book Bob and welcome back!
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- Richard E Stover

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-03-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio