Fighting Madness


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175 in stock


By Rod Wiley

ISBN: 978-1-78382-015-3
Published: 2013
Pages: 118
Key Themes: Mental Health, Life Change, Drugs, Mental Illness, Recovery


Jim lives a real East End life amongst all the characters and crooks. He leaves the place he knows and loves because of a job gone wrong. He embraces the emerging hippy scene which takes him on a drug fuelled journey to Morocco into mental illness and eventually to a breakdown. A kindly teacher shows him the way to go inside himself and he finds a new consciousness and way of life.

About the Author

Rodney Wiley was born in Leytonstone, London in 1947. He grew up in the old East End full of colourful characters and criminals. He left school with nothing. His teenage years were spent in the snooker halls and carrying out petty theft. He went to sea during the sixties as a merchant seaman to see the world. When he came home he dropped a tab of LSD and he started living a life revolving around drugs and hanging out with lots of creative people. Met his wife, had a son and moved to Southend. One day he came back from work and fell ill with mental health problems and have had them ever since. It is only in the last few years that he has had a breakthrough from his breakdown, which includes OCD.


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