Alastair Campbell earned himself a formidable reputation in British politics as part of Tony Blair's New Labour government, for which he acted as spokesperson, campaign director and press secretary. Stalking that meteoric career, though, has been an ongoing battle with depression as well as recovery from alcohol addiction which hit rock bottom in the mid-eighties. If you want to know more, check out his latest book, 'Living Better', which is available now in hardback, e-book and on audible.
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