Tuesday, January 5, 2010
You’re the grunt in the trenches. Everyone depends on you. No one thanks you. No one pays you. People even abuse you. That’s the deal. You knew it when you signed on for it, and you keep signing on, anyway.
I know who a lot of you are. I’ve met many of you personally. There’s no adequate way I can show my appreciation. But I do have five books to give away, and it’s a no-brainer who they should go to. Read on ...
Therese Borchard was written a terrific new book, Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes.
Here is part of the endorsement I sent to Therese’s publisher (they used another part):
This is The Book of Job as Art Buchwald might have written it, had he been as talented as Therese. Wise, compassionate, and funny beyond measure, Therese ultimately offers up healing. This is a book for the ages.
Here’s the deal: Tell me who you are and what you do. Wait - you’re a grunt, that’s not your style. So it looks like I’m going to have to depend on those of you who know a grunt - you do the talking.
Okay, grunts and friends of grunts alike: Send me an email. A few paragraphs, something much longer - whatever you feel does justice to your story. Please include a mailing address. Five of you will get Therese’s book. All of you will get acknowledged in this blog.
Note: This is strictly for individuals (or local groups) who have served others, with no thought of recompense or thanks or acknowledgment. So, if you were helped out by attending say a DBSA or NAMI group, this is your chance to show your appreciation. Tell us about the individual who made you feel welcome and not alone. Or, tell us about the whole group.
Let’s make this a 10-day deadline. Emails to me by midnight PST, Jan 15. Note: Only US and Canadian residents eligible (sorry, those are the publisher’s rules) and no PO box addresses.
Purchase Beyond Blue from Amazon