Autobiography of the Year


Hooked by Paul Merson


Addiction and the long road to recovery

By Paul Merson

Hooked is Paul Merson’s wonderfully moving and brutally honest memoir of battling addiction, searingly charting his journey over three decades. It is unflinching in detailing his emotional and psychological troughs and in raking over the painful embers of an adult life blighted by such debilitating issues.

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