Posted on October 22, 2012
I presented my autobiography, A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope, to a crowd of roughly 25 people on Tuesday, October 9th at the Beth Israel Medical Center, Bernstein Pavilion, Podell Auditorium. The event was organized by MDSG (Mood Disorders Support Group of NYC). I did a dramatic reading of the first chapter of my book, "How Far Down Does This Rabbit Hole Go?," which is a line I took from Morpheus of the movie The Matrix. I chose to use the line because a first psychotic break can have a very surreal quality about it; mine sure did. I felt the night went very well because after my presentation, there was a barrage of friendly questions from the audience. The questions finally had to be halted by Tory Masters, the event coordinator, because time ran out. I’m happy to say I sold 13 books that evening, and my autobiography sometimes joins the top twenty in its category on Amazon.com—below A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar and The Center Cannot Hold by Elyn Saks, but I’m in good company.
Watch the first part of my presentation below. (Thanks for taping me, Mom!)
Will Jiang, MLS
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