“Straight Pepper Diet” by Joseph W. Naus & General Spring Chaos

RMA-Episode 41 Show Notes:


“On Tuesday, I was a respected civil trial lawyer making six-figures. On Wednesday, I woke up handcuffed to a hospital bed charged with attempted murder…and then it got worse.”


Pepperdine Law grad and former attorney Joseph W. Naus, wrote a memoir called Straight Pepper Diet, a harrowing and sometimes hilarious memoir about surviving the aftermath of sex and alcohol addiction. 

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This week on RMA, Mike and Nat talk about the book, their reaction to the crazy stuff in it, and about a whole bunch of other stuff that went down this week in RMA land. 


Plus we have  Recovery in the News and the Week in Weird on a disbarred, Krafty, use-hammer to-break-glass episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.


Straight Pepper Diet on Amazon (Purchase through this link to support your favorite podcast)


The Mac and Cheese Diet


Jamacian Mermaid and the Haunted River



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