Ever wonder what could drive a young man to suicide? Mental health is very much a taboo subject. Who wants to admit to the world that they are struggling with it?
For Simon Williams, his bizarre journey through life found him looking over his balcony in his mid-forties contemplating the end. What happens next is a heartbreaking, gritty and remarkable tale told with sardonic wit, frank honesty, and a unique perspective on life as Simon struggles to rediscover the meaning of happiness. He realizes that only when we are prepared to die do we stop apologizing for who we are, what we have done, and what we go through.
The first book in an eye-opening trilogy about what it means to savor every day of your existence and believe in yourself to overcome all odds. An inspirational story for anyone who faces tough times. After reading what this man goes through you will know what facing up to fear is and realize you have the power to do what it takes to tackle any issue in life head on
Publication date: March 28th 2015
This book was among the first that I was asked to review (Sorry that it took me so long Simon to get this written). My initial impression of the book was that the language was rough Aussie (lots of swearing etc which isn’t my cup of tea normally) but I felt I should continue reading it as I promised I would. I was really glad that I persisted.
This book is engaging, funny, and informative. It also plays with the reader’s emotions. When reading this book the reader feels like he/she is also on the journey with the author so much that when things go wrong you can’t help feeling what Simon feels/experiences. His use of sarcasm really highlights how Aussies can take life in their stride and not take it that seriously.
In parts it was sad but overall I came away feeling in awe of how Simon took it upon himself to uproot himself from a country he knew and had grown up in to embark on living and working in a country he didn’t where he also didn’t know anyone. I’m still not sure if this was foolhardy or not but then I’m not that adventurous a person. It is a worthwhile read.
Recommend for: Adults