A Perfect Heart: My Story

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  • "A fantastic read. Sparingly honest account of John's life and transplant." --Liam Murphy, Goodreads

Meet The Author

John has worked at every level of the business on his route to the top. He has been a luggage porter, a room service waiter and a chambermaid. During a spell in Paris, at La Ferme l’Irlandais, under the guidance of Myrtle Allen, he washed pots and pans until he mastered the French language. After a move to London, John worked at the Rib Room restaurant in the Carlton Towers on Sloan Street. This old school London eatery was a haunt of thespians and aristocrats alike. He was the maître d’ at Europe’s largest free-standing restaurant, Mezzo, which was designed and owned by Sir Terence Conran, before taking the reins at Dublin’s newest 5-star hotel, The Four Seasons. John has worked in corporate management consultancy, advising managers about the importance of personal image, people skills and social etiquette. He also teaches what he has mastered in his career – how to handle every situation at every social occasion, without batting an eyelid. He has appeared on RTÉ’s The Restaurant since its beginning in 2002, and has appeared on multiple TV and radio shows ever since.

Since his first appearance on RTÉ’s The Restaurant in 2002, celebrity maître d’ John Healy has entertained both diners and viewers alike with his easy manner and winning charm. Seemingly unflappable and endlessly cheerful, he appears the consummate professional. However, behind the smile, John has spent a lifetime struggling to cope with his own demons; battling addiction and depression before suffering two heart attacks and undergoing a subsequent life-saving transplant.

A Perfect Heart is the surprisingly candid story of the real John Healy. In it, the popular TV star opens up about his present health fears, as well as his past traumas, revealing the sexual abuse he suffered as a child and the hidden side of a drug and alcohol-fuelled lifestyle that quickly spiralled out of control. A Perfect Heart charts John’s incredible journey towards a new beginning with warmth, humour and honesty.

Weight 0.348 kg