A Chicken in the Wind and How He Grew by Frank South

  • Paperback:?257 pages
  • Publisher:?Rattlesnake Publishing Inc.; 1 edition (January 4, 2018)
  • Language:?English


A Chicken in the Wind and How He Grew by Frank South

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A powerful, unflinching and wryly funny mental health memoir that digs into the frightening importance of family and the completely terrifying power of love. In stories written over eight years of financial stress, two deaths, and one five thousand mile move, Frank goes toe to toe with his “mental hell tornado of overthinking, confusion, and boundless fear, and at least be of some use to my wife, my two ADHD kids or anyone I loved before everything I cared about was blown away.” But that means getting out of his own head long enough to care about others and learn how to help. For an ADHD, hypomanic, alcoholic, that’s a challenge. “Think about it. If every day of your life you wake up already engulfed in a roaring flood of urgent but completely confused and unrelated information hitting you non-stop, all at once, all the time, then the crushing cascade of conflicts and needs of career, creativity, parenting, loss and grief in a family crisis or any other calamity shouldn’t be overwhelming, it should feel like old home week. If only.”