Help! My Serotonin is Stuck: Essays About the Life of an Atypical Middle-Aged Man
Gary Larkin, author
Living as a birth child in a foster family...being a survivor of the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York City...using sports fandom as a coping mechanism..having a brother with undiagnosed bipolar disorder...describing and getting to the bottom of a nervous breakdown. These are the subjects of five essays written by the author, Gary Larkin, a former journalist and researcher, about key parts of his life. It is meant to be a memoir of a birth child from Long Island, NY, who had a revelation about the meaning of his life after he suffered nervous breakdown on his way to work one day. Through several years of psychotherapy, he realized how much his upbringing in a diverse and troubled foster family affected the person he became.