Inspiration. Empowerment. Motivation.
About the Book
Whether through his empathetic writing or his powerful speaking engagements, Sheridan brings his message of hope to us all: that we are not alone. That we all struggle and that not only is it okay, it’s necessary. He allows us the freedom to struggle and gives us the drive to overcome with his energizing and hopeful presence. His supportive and encouraging words, written or spoken, let us know we can become, achieve, and accomplish, if we choose to do the work.
Sheridan Taylor wrote a book that will save lives and save the world from itself. It’s a book of love; that his sons (and we) may evade the mental illness Sheridan lived with, and that tried to kill him. It’s a book of triumph; to remind himself how far he’s come, how hard he’s worked. It’s a book of woe; anguish spilled into rage-fueled recounting of times gone by. Mostly it’s a book of passion – from the mind and soul of a man who found himself in the bottom of the deepest, darkest hole – and fought his way out. After a lifetime journey of pain and suffering, this book is knowledge and wisdom; knowledge of others and self, wisdom gained through triumphs, tribulations, and lots of therapy. This book is desire; to share an understanding of how to heal the mental health crisis this world has found itself in.
This is a horrible book. Not because it’s badly written. It’s written okay. Not because of its’ subject matter, although that is certainly horrible. It’s horrible because it makes us think about things we have ignored, excused, denied, or repressed. It’s horrible because it reveals the truth. The truth can be difficult to see, but once seen, impossible to ignore. It’s a horrible book. And the world needs to read it. It’s a book written from the soul of a man who was lost in the hell of mental illness, on the brink of suicide, and fought his way out. For love. The love of his family. It’s a book about how an insecure, overcompensating, professional tough guy finally stopped hating the world, and himself, too, in the process, and learned to not only enjoy life, but cherish it. And how we all can, too.