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- 8.0 x 10.0 inches
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Bipolar Disorder, Personal insights, Personal demons, Resisting suicide, Parenting, Bipolar disease, Mental disorders
I Don't Believe You
John Ralph Tuccitto
Love is not practical; line up in a queue,
Romantics can’t accept a rejection at face value.
The height of insecurity, the dearth of regret,
My spirit is broken, expectations I must reset.
Convenient truths, I’m addicted to bullshit,
This book is an account of a mind that doesn’t quit.
I’m a designer by trade, an artist with a lit fuse,
Passionate introspection, just my sanity to lose.
You are not alone; the pain of living is severe,
Some say it’s weakness; I say it’s clear.
The gifts you give so freely, your beautiful attention,
I’m humbled severely, with the rise of ascension.
The nucleus of shame, the torture of fact,
I will guide you into my oblivion, you’ll return fully intact.
I Don’t Believe You is a passionate account of a person who cannot ignore the pervasive itch of shame’s triggers, like mental health, the stigma of charity, body issues, drugs, suicide, politics, religion, love, marriage, parenthood, and hope. Reader, I want to eat your heart from a horizon apart, so it sits next to mine in my chest. Let’s kiss minds without the friction of flesh, let the gelatin of our eyes mesh like the teeth of rotating cogs. I would scrape my teeth across pavement if I thought it could infect you with my love. Experience what it means to plunge into yourself like a diving bell and decipher the nonsense of the men in your life through my experience. This book will make you think.
"I don't no what I'm doing." John Ralph Tuccitto
John Ralph Tuccitto was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. As of writing 'I Don't Believe You' he was thirty-39 years old, married with a 5-year-old daughter.
With a "passion" for introspection, John explores his mind without fear or trepidation. He was diagnosed bipolar in November 2014 after experiencing psychosis, a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality; briefly in his case. His goal is to crush the stigma of mental illness in the workplace by sharing his perspective and what he has learned from the other side. John leverages his 14 years experience as a visual & user experience designer to help visualize and explain the intangible mechanisms that both plague and complement human connection. His poetic style is an acquired taste for those who truly value original ideas that refines the sphere of reality to a point.
Outside of writing, John enjoys drawing, reading non-fiction, fishing and collecting retro video games.
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