Aug 15, 2009

by English Muse

I found a blog and fell in love and now am sharing it with you. a beautiful revolution is the blog of a misfit who found his calling, published his book, found love and his place and in this world through his blog. It’s a wonderful story, and here is what he says on his blog:

In 2005 I was depressed. Suicidal. I went to a therapist. I began writing a beautiful revolution. In 2006 an agent approached me – then a publisher (John Murray) and my doodles became the book If You’re Happy And You Know it. It was published during the week of my 40th birthday. I began doodling for BBC Ouch. 2007. I had finally found my place in this world. In 2008 I met my American publishers (Harper Perennial) in Soho. We sat for 2 hours in my favourite place in London Patisserie Valerie and planned how Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now would be. A memoir. A memoir.

My love life was still a complete disaster – going from one bad relationship to another. But then I met her. The girl on the internet. She lived in America. I went to see her. If I could write it down, it wouldn’t come close to how she was. She came to England. In 2008 we sat in my bedroom and laid out every doodle, every word I had ever written on the floor and formed the narrative of my book Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now. June 2008 I went back to America with her. We got married. January 2009 my book Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now was published. In America. The place I now call home. I got a new agent. An American agent. Began to doodling for A Way To Garden. 3 months ago my wife and I bought our first home together. We adopted a dog. An unloved pit bull. We named her pickle. Last week my green card came through. In 2007 I found my place in this world. In 2009 I found everything.

I used to think you needed to see it, to believe it.

But now I realize that to see it, you must first believe it.

Everything is possible. Everything is possible.

Here is a video of his book, Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now, the story of his depression and how he came out of it:


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12 Responses to “a beautiful revolution”

  1. Louis Duke says:

    This is great! Thank you for posting it!

  2. Rita says:

    Thank you for posting this. I can't even begin to put into words how much I needed to read this today.

  3. Tina says:

    wow!! me too!!! Maggie May you beautiful soul.

  4. Micaela says:

    wow, this is really beautiful. i'm so glad you found this and shared it all of us!


  5. magnoliaamber says:

    Hi Maggie!

    Oh I have been following 'A beautiful revolution'! It's great..

    thx for posting it in English Muse!

  6. Brian Miller says:

    wow. thanks for the intro too cool.

  7. Paresh says:

    An unloved dog ! Interesting ! But how to decide that a dog is unloved ?

  8. Torie Jayne says:

    This is great! thanks for sharing x

  9. My heart asks pleasure says:

    Wow, he is so cool!

    "The early bird ate too many worms and died."

    I love it!

  10. REread says:

    thanks for sharing, great link

  11. Katie Runnels says:

    thanks for sharing this…i really needed it too! xox

  12. Uncle Beefy says:

    perfect timing 🙂

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