I Just Gave This Book Away!


Yes, despite some server issues and some other shit, I finally got this thing to cooperate long enough to give me a winner for the Surviving Mental Illness Through Humor giveaway.

Congratulations to Meg Hammil!!

Thank you and everyone for taking the time to stop by here and make a comment!

I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.

And once again, thank you to Alyson Herzig and Jessica Azar for the book mostly, but also for their support in this giveaway.

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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