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When Pat O'Brien set out to write the story of his "big life" - his star-studded career in TV, the drinking that destroyed it and the four rehab trips it took to get sober - he wanted to be truthful. Brutally so. "Most people try to sugar coat what happened and make their books a 'love me more' and 'here's what's next,' " the former CBS Sports, Access Hollywood and Insider broadcaster tells People of his new memoir, I'll Be Right Back After This. "I've had such a big life and I almost died. Recovery has taught me to be honest about it. »

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