Munsch admits to cocaine, alcohol addiction – The Globe and Mail

I guess it finally makes sense why his books are so friggen crazy. It’s great to know that we give drug addicts the Order of Canada.

Munsch admits to cocaine, alcohol addiction – The Globe and Mail.

In a message titled “Note to Parents” posted on his website, the bestselling author admits he’s been diagnosed as obsessive-compulsive and manic-depressive.

But in an interview with Global Television aired Saturday, Mr. Munsch admitted he is a recovering cocaine addict and alcoholic, adding he has been clean for about four months.

He moved to Canada in 1975 and four years later wrote his first book titled Mud Puddle. He’s since written more than 50 books, including some best-known titles like Love You Forever and The Paper Bag Princess. His latest books are Down the Drain and Roar, published in 2009.

He has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.

Mr. Munsch was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1999 and was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame last September.



  1. Anonymous

    He’s raising awareness of mental illness too though, and we have a whole music hall of fame full of drug addicts. 😛

  2. Anonymous

    Musicians influence adolescents far more than books I am sad to say, children are impressionable but adolescents have far more emootional issues and less sources to turn to!

  3. brasskeys

    By the way, he didn’t use coke until he was in his sixties. So don’t make it sound bigger than it is.

    And that general statement is false. I’m from a generation of readers. There was a time before iTunes. Read a book for once and don’t generalize. Look past the computer screen and see that there are numerous resources for children.

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