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A Night In with Paul Merson

A Night In with Paul Merson

Join former footballer and television pundit Paul Merson to mark the publication of Hooked.

The ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of Hooked worth £20, deliverable to any UK or international address. 

The event will initially be broadcast on 16 September at 6.30pm UK time. It will be available to view up to a week after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide. If you live in a time zone that does not suit the initial broadcast time you can watch it at any point after the initial showing for one week.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

For twenty-one years Paul Merson played professional football. He won two First Division titles with Arsenal and was one of the finest players of his generation.

But for thirty years Paul Merson has also been an addict. Alcohol, drugs, gambling: a desperately unenviable cocktail of addictions and depression which has plagued his entire adult life and driven him to the verge of suicide.  

Until recently the drinking and gambling were still raging. Then something clicked.

'One day, I was walking home from the pub late on a Sunday evening, and I thought to myself: I've had enough of feeling like this, every day of my life. I rang up Alcoholics Anonymous the next day, and since then I haven't had a drink.’

In conversation for this very special virtual event, Paul will explore his battles with addiction over three decades, highlight the importance of talking to others, and share his hopes to kick-start a crucial national conversation about addiction, depression and the damage they wreak.

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