This Giveaway has a Winner!! (Ended)

11016479_10204957200962656_12811739_n-300x213The recent wreckage I caused myself is finally smoothing out.  Lessons were learned, I have grown as a result and life in general is returning to a state of relative normalcy.  What does that mean for me?

It means I’m back in the saddle and I’m ready to start bringing the funny again.

What does it mean for you?

It means I’m feelin’ groovy and I want to let you all know by giving away this book!!


During my trip to recovery I read a fantastic book that brought some incredible perspective to me during that recovery.  It was so fantastic that I decided I wanted to share it with you as well.  What is even better about it?

The book was put together by our very own fellow bloggers and humorists, Alyson Herzig of The Shitastrophy and Jessica Azar of Herd Management.

It is a collection of stories from sufferers of mental illness telling what they experienced, how they have coped and what they did (or didn’t) do to learn to deal with their illness.  It is happiness and humor intertwined with grief and sadness, but at the end of the book the fellow sufferer will not feel alone and the family and friends of sufferers will have a better understanding of the trials that need to be overcome.

That was a wordy and very nice way of saying, I laughed.  I cried.  It became a part of me.

This book is currently #1 in its category on Amazon!


For those of you that don’t win, I’m sorry, but buying the book doesn’t cost  much more than a meal at Burger King and will provide you with better mental nourishment, so I highly encourage you to make the purchase.  (An Amazon link is provided in the left-hand sidebar.)

Just look at all the people that you probably recognize on this list of contributors!!

Click to make this bigger and readable.

Click to make this bigger and readable.

The giveaway has ended.  Congratulations to Meg Hammil for winning the book!!  Please enjoy and keep coming back to Opticynicism!!


Much, MUCH thanks to Alyson Herzig in her support of this giveaway!!


Permanent link to this article:


Skip to comment form

    • DINA on June 2, 2015 at 8:25 pm
    • Reply


    1. Would love to see it happen! Thanks for coming by!

    • Keara Cochran on June 2, 2015 at 8:49 pm
    • Reply

    This is awesome. Thank you!

    1. Thank you, and thanks for coming by!

    • Hollie on June 2, 2015 at 9:00 pm
    • Reply

    I’m pretty sure Alyson and I are long lost sisters. Thanks for this opportunity!

    1. Alyson is da BOMB!! Thanks for coming by, Hollie!

    • Kimberly on June 2, 2015 at 9:11 pm
    • Reply

    My daughter just started working in an Adolescent Psych unit in Baltimore. She’s always looking for suggestions to help her patient s.

    1. This book is an excellent choice!

    • Maggie Vaughn on June 2, 2015 at 9:13 pm
    • Reply

    All the reasons…but basically I love her and can’t afford to buy it right now.

    1. All excellent reasons. Thanks for coming by!

    • Dee Matthews on June 2, 2015 at 9:27 pm
    • Reply

    I love The Shitastroph . Would love to read this book!

    1. It’s worth reading several times!

    • michele baker on June 2, 2015 at 10:10 pm
    • Reply


    1. lol, it’s a random draw but your odds are slightly better than Powerball.

  1. Count me in 🙂 And I love how you summed this one up!

    1. Thanks, Lizzi! The book is undoubtedly awesome!

  2. That’s an amazing group of authors and I would love to have the book.
    Meg Hammil recently posted…On My Father’s Birthday–A MemoryMy Profile

    1. Every single one has an incredible story to tell. Thanks so much for coming by!

    • Stacy Schwindt on June 3, 2015 at 8:21 am
    • Reply

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a book. Would Greatly Enjoy It!

    1. … and thank you for visiting Opticynicism! Good luck!

    • Pam Pugh on June 3, 2015 at 5:02 pm
    • Reply

    Winner winner chicken dinner – if your plugin likes me, lol!!

    1. Good luck! I don’t even know if it likes me yet.

    • Shari on June 3, 2015 at 7:57 pm
    • Reply

    I would love this in my collection!

    1. It is a must-have for every collection!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

CommentLuv badge

%d bloggers like this: