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Brian Cuban

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ABOUT brian

Brian, the younger brother of Shark Tank star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, is the author of the bestselling book,  “Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder,” which chronicles his first-hand experiences living with, and recovering from clinical depression including eating disorders, drug addiction and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Brian speaks regularly about his recovery, childhood bullying, fat shaming and breaking the male eating disorder stigma. He has spoken at prestigious locations such as the University of North Carolina Center For Eating Disorder Excellence. He has delivered the keynote address at prestigious events such as the Entertainment Industries Council 3rd Annual Media and Mental Health Awards. Brian has appeared on national talk shows such as the Katie Couric Show discussing the above issues. Brian also writes extensively on these subjects. His columns have appeared on CNN.com, Foxnews.com, The Huffington Post and in online and print newspapers around the world.

Click here for more information on Brian’s book “Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder”.

Based in Dallas, Texas, Cuban is the former segment host for “Brian Cuban’s Legal Briefs” on EyeOpenerTV, and founder of his blog, The Cuban Revolution. Additionally Cuban is a lawyer and activist specializing in 1st Amendment issues and hate speech and has lectured on the topic in major media outlets and conferences around the world. For more information, visit www.briancuban.com.

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Step By Step

It is possible to rise above our worst moments in life, reinvent ourselves, and achieve great things?  In STEP BY STEP, Brian discusses his journey through clinical depression, twenty-seven years of eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, and alcohol and drug addiction. A journey that took him from an 18-year-old anorexia/bulimic to the brink of suicide at 45 years old.

To then finally turn it around, walk away from a successful legal career, restoring himself, family relationships, and finding true passion in life.

You can do the same!

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT BRIAN…

“As the Keynote Speaker for the 2013 SWPA Media and Mental Health Awards, Brian Cuban was simply outstanding.  From our very first contact straight through the planning stage, the pre-event media interviews, and the event itself, Brian was a consummate professional to work with who delivered a compelling and thought-provoking look at Body Dysmorphic Disorder from a deeply personal perspective.  Brian’s style and straightforward delivery is refreshing, all his life’s experiences come together to shed light on a disorder in a way that leaves his audiences thinking and talking, long after he’s gone.”
Susan Brozek Scott
President and CEO at Afterschool Buddy, Inc.

“Brian Cuban spoke to nearly 2,000 at risk students at Speak to Me, Incʼs Steps Against
Bullying™ Interactive Health and Anti-Bullying Campaign Rally and his talk was so
Inspiring to both the children and adults alike! Brian was able to channel the essence of
a child’s mind and provide the advice of a responsible adult. The message that, “its
okay to love who you are”…was the greatest take away and those 2,000 students, youth
and adults will never forget it! The adults listening were reminded and able to realize
that the possibilities and choices our children are facing are real. Quoting an 8 year old
spectator, “I really liked that Cuban guy, he was really brave to say he was a bully…I am
really proud of him!”
We would love to have Mr. Cuban back again for this event and many other events to
come. He is truly an inspiration and his story has so much to offer to nearly any
audience.”
Brentney Parks
Chair – Speak to Me, Inc. 501(c)3 Non-Profit
Las Colinas, TX

“Mr. Brian Cuban is an inspirational speaker. His forthright delivery speaks to audiences
of all ages and both genders. He has broken down barriers for men to speak frankly
about their struggles with eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, and addictions.
Both those who have been bullied, and those who have bullied others can profit from the stories of his childhood and how bullying contributed to his later struggles. He answers questions openly and honestly and is genuine in the telling of his story and his recovery journey.”
Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD,FAED
Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders
Department of Psychiatry, School of           Medicine
Professor of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Director, UNC Eating Disorders Program
Co-Director UNC Center for Psychiatric Genomics

Brian IN THE MEDIA

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Brian Cuban with Katie Couric:

http://www.examiner.com/article/brian-cuban-details-harrowing-battles-with-body-dysmorphia-anorexia-and-bulimia

CTV London News:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9z3J3E5u-s&feature=youtu.be

CBS Los Angeles: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/03/07/brian-cubans-new-book-shattered-image-explores-body-dysmorphic-disorder/

Carol Alt: Fox News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3DfoksZHIM

Dallas FOX News Feature: http://www.myfoxdfw.com/video?clipId=9901772&topVideoCatNo=237008&autoStart=true

Eating Disorder Survivors Share Their Stories of Healing: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865597660/Eating-disorder-survivors-share-their-stories-of-healing.html

Survivors Share Their Stories of Healing: http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=28887744

Cuban Details Harrowing Battles with Body Dysmorphia, Anorexia and Bulimia: http://www.examiner.com/article/brian-cuban-details-harrowing-battles-with-body-dysmorphia-anorexia-and-bulimia

Eating Disorders Among Men, Women and Teens a Cause for Alarm: http://www.examiner.com/article/increase-eating-disorders-among-men-women-and-teens-a-cause-for-alarm