Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Torn: The Story of an Undeserving Wallaby Drowning in a Septic Tank by Simon Williams - Guest Blogger Book Review




Synopsis
An eye opening, unapologetic and hilarious romp through the darkest moment of an Australian man's life.

My father told me life wasn't meant to be easy, but I don't think he anticipated it would turn out as heart breaking as it did. Before one miserable night in 2014 there were two actions I'd never contemplated doing in my life, write a book or jumping off a 20-story balcony.

However, this night I found myself so afraid and despondent that I leaned against my balcony railing and wished that I could take away all the pain I was feeling with one action.

What could drive a man to consider taking his own life?
I sat at my computer and started writing a suicide note. As I typed, I started to weigh up my life. With it resting perilously on the edge, I had the strength to be open, honest and unrepentant.

Only when we start to die, do we stop apologizing for who we are, what we have done and what we go through.



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Jennifer's Review
I thought it was a good book. 
It’s about this man named Simon Williams, an Australian who tells his life story. It’s full of fun facts about his life, his friends, and his knowledge of things that others might never know. 
I give it 4 stars.


Author Bio
If sarcasm was your acceptable daily allowance of protein, then author Simon Williams would be a juicy 12-ounce steak sandwiched between two pieces of red meat. In a recent Facebook posting of the 37 things people regret when they die, there was only one item he hadn't done. Let go of a grudge, but he doesn't regret it.

Born in Townsville, Queensland he now lives in Miami, Florida. He always wanted to move to Leningrad but is buggered if he can find where it is on a map. He has spent half his life having to tell Americans that he grew up near Sydney, as most of them have no idea that Australia has another city.

He started writing as a young man, first with a crayon, then a pencil, finally graduating to a ball point pen. His sense of humor was developed over 8 years of boarding school. As a way of both evading having the crap beaten out of him, while also dealing with being a smart boy who sat at the back of the class, but who couldn't see the board because he refused to wear his glasses.

His favourite pastime is trolling his mates on Facebook and taking the piss out of them. He has only been unfriended twice, on both occasions by his wife.

 
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