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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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

so so

I respect anyone's story, But I was expecting this to be more redeeming, and less of drunk stories. And drug stories, and prostitution, and frankly, some demeaning comments about women in general. I'm not into being politically correct, just respectful and mature, and this was not that. As a recovering person, this did not inspire me. I'm sure if I was a Bob Beckel fan, I'd probably be writing something different. His editor should have made more suggestions. In all fairness, I quit because of the above, so maybe the last 1/2 was the redeeming part. All the best Bob.
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- Chris

Book Details

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