I wrote this book as therapy. It was a document of my breakdown which my doctor renamed ‘Burnout’.
I liked Burnout as it seemed to have less of a stigma about it. I changed my name to Mathew and my wife’s to Sophie. I changed some others names just so they didn’t sue me. Beyond that, it is all true, if truth is the truth and not just some construct that we devise to make life more understandable.
The journey that I have been on since a forest fire burnt out my internal workings, still continues to this day. Life, as I knew it, was wiped away. I didn’t even know who I was. I wrote myself back into existence and this first book documents that.
If anyone wishes to witness the power that the written word has over our lives, then Read After Burnout. com is for you.