Babydude Press Announces New Worldwide Book Release of Sex, Drugs, and Schizophrenia Authored By Jonathan Harnisch
'People frighten me. Real people do, for that matter, and I detail a great deal of this in my story. I often dissociate to rid myself of bad memories and delusional thinking, and yet I test high for metacognition', declared Harnisch in a recent interview. 'My mind often frightens me, too. It's all a balancing act', he explains.
In a few sentences, Harnisch illustrates, with his personal experience, the fascinating irony of dissociative disorders like schizophrenia—he wants to hide, but ends up hiding behind himself. The average person on the street may wonder what Harnisch is talking about in this quote and other statements he makes about his book. He is talking about his own experiences with schizoaffective disorder.
Harnisch's struggle with his condition is interlinked with the incomprehension of non-sufferers and this provokes him to explain his reality. He has explored a range of media, including film, music, and now the written word, to help the general public understand exactly what it feels like to suffer from schizophrenia. By fictionalising the day-to-day meetings of multiple personalities, he is illuminating a corner of psychiatry that few understand.
Jonathan Harnisch is a sufferer of comorbid schizoaffective spectrum condition and this is the inspiration for the plot of his novel. Harnisch has exploited the insights brought to him by his condition to become an accomplished mental health advocate, film and TV producer, musician and fine artist.
The collected writings of Jonathan Harnisch mark a magnificent contribution to the public understanding of mental illness through a masterpiece of transgressive fiction with a heart. The general reader is finally able to see mainstream literary author Jonathan Harnisch at his best. Sex, Drugs, and Schizophrenia contains the works of 2014, Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography and Second Alibi: The Banality of Life, in one complete streaming narrative. The monumental scale of Harnisch’s achievement through adversity flourishes and can now be appreciated in this diverse, invaluable, and thought-provoking collection of fragmented fiction which will make your brain spin as Harnisch's sense of the inner machinations within the human experience spring into life through the written word. It forces one to question reality and step into another world wanting the protagonist and his alter ego to get it together and be okay. The author reveals himself through a series of alibis in the day-to-day meetings of multiple personalities, a corner of psychiatry that is hardly understood, and shedding light on the experiences of schizophrenia in a language that the non-sufferer can understand, albeit from the author who suffers himself. Not for the faint of heart, this fictionalized account of a disparate mind triumphs.