Monday, January 19, 2009

Inauguration Day Reflections

I will keep this brief:

On the first Tuesday of Nov 2004, I went to my evening support group thinking I had fired the President. I returned to find this wasn't the case. Instantly, I spun into a depression. I couldn't focus on my usual work, so to keep busy I pulled out a book manuscript I had been working on. Two and a bit months later - this time four years ago - I had a draft I could show to people. In Oct 2006, HarperCollins published "Living Well with Depression and Bipolar Disorder."

I like to joke to people that I owe the book to George Bush.

Last November, I hired a new President. Let's just say I'm not working on another book.

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