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Ten Things I Hate About Me: The instant Sunday Times bestseller

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Originally in the public eye as an actor, comedian and presenter, Joe has gained an enormous following on Twitter in recent years as he uses the platform to open up about his mental health. In fact, even before the main book starts Joe does warn people that it could be triggering for some people. The book is a difficult read and Joe talks through his life from one sh*tty moment to the next but he's made me feel less alone in my struggles and by far he's given the most practical and actionable advice on preventing su!

Tracini tells me about the condition’s nine traits, as outlined by the American Psychiatric Association. As a person with mental illness, (depression), I really felt what he went through and on Twitter I cheered him on and expressed compassion.Started this audiobook with no real intention of relating, but knowing there are others out there with similar thoughts really helped me cope with a bad few months. But through this book, Joe is also an incredible advocate for those struggling with addiction and/or their mental health.

Incredibly, he emerges from the darkness with a timeless tale of love, hope and redemption that will be of immeasurable help to people facing the most destructive demons and, crucially, everyone who loves them. On another occasion, he breaks down the word hopeless – it does not mean he has no hope, just that he has less hope than others.Success came easily, but he did not know what to do with himself in his spare time, so he started using cocaine. I felt such relief knowing that what I had was a thing, because my immediate thought process on it was: if it’s a thing, you can fix a thing. If you don’t know who Joe is then please do seek him out on social media as he will definitely make you laugh and smile whilst raising awareness of one of our most taboo subjects, suicide, who’d have known that was possible? Deliveries to destinations outside Australia are made by DHL courier, and cannot be made to post office boxes.

This book made me understand i wasn’t crazy by hearing a « voice » in my head who literally hates me. His cousin, who had flunked university, taught him in the shed at the bottom of the family’s garden in Kent. I love Joe's honest videos and his hilarious dance routines and commentaries and found the first half of the book engaging and insightful. View image in fullscreen ‘I would do 10 minutes at the end of my dad’s act when I was seven years old’ . In the videos, he explains that being suicidal is a mindset, not an event – and it is a mindset he is constantly trying to understand.

Back in the day of his old hollyoaks videos who knew the pain and trauma going on behind his eyes and these days even on the worst of days Joe has kept me going in ways he can never imagine and I hope he knows how his honesty over his condition helps so many people every day and his amazing dance videos gave us all something to hold onto during lockdown. We pay respect to the Elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. He's been acting like an idiot and talking about his broken brain on Twitter for a while now, and since March 2020 when there were suddenly a lot more people with a lot less on, his videos have been viewed over 90 million times. But if his book makes you think: "thank fuck it’s not just me" and that makes you feel a little better, then it’s a job well done. I love coming back to Norwich each year, so I am gonna be doing my first sharing of bits of it in Stage Two if you’d like to come along and see it.

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