Hi. Hope you’re ok.
My name’s Joe, and I’d like to explain why I’m holding a raw chicken and looking mildly terrified.
The short answer is weird stuff like this happens to me all the time.
The longer answer is my publisher asked for a photo of me, so I sent them that as a joke thinking they’d ask for a serious one, but they never did. I forgot about it and, well, here we are.
I make videos about living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). It’s a complex mental illness. 15% of people with BPD die by suicide, and 40% try. I’m in the 40%.
If you haven’t seen them, now you don’t have to, because I’ve written a book about what it’s like living with a voice in my head telling me to kill myself. People tell me it’s surprisingly uplifting.
You’ll have to buy Ten Things I Hate About Me to find out why I’m holding the chicken. I promise that whatever you think, it’s much, much worse.