May 28 2015

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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!!

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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!!


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  1. DINA


    1. opticynicism

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

  2. Keara Cochran

    This is awesome. Thank you!

    1. opticynicism

      Thank you, and thanks for coming by!

  3. Hollie

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

    1. opticynicism

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

  4. Kimberly

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

    1. opticynicism

      This book is an excellent choice!

  5. Maggie Vaughn

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

    1. opticynicism

      All excellent reasons. Thanks for coming by!

  6. Dee Matthews

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

    1. opticynicism

      It’s worth reading several times!

  7. michele baker


    1. opticynicism

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

  8. Considerer

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

    1. opticynicism

      Thanks, Lizzi! The book is undoubtedly awesome!

  9. Meg Hammil

    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. opticynicism

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

  10. Stacy Schwindt

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

    1. opticynicism

      … and thank you for visiting Opticynicism! Good luck!

  11. Pam Pugh

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

    1. opticynicism

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

  12. Shari

    I would love this in my collection!

    1. opticynicism

      It is a must-have for every collection!

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