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So what’s it like reading my own book?

I had to read it like it was a real book. When I was writing it, I was looking for places to rewrite, chapters to move or to add.

At first it was like I was reading someone else’s story but that didn’t last as long as I would have hoped.

It’s very surreal and it did rekindle the grief and made me pine for the days when Charles was a toddler and things were simpler. That’s kind of odd for a forward thinking person like myself. I’m not one for wanting things to be like the old days.

By reading it as an actual book, I saw Charles songs differently than before. Funny how the package changed the experience.

It just made me miss him. God I miss him. Charles’ personality and presence took up a lot of space. That’s a big hole to leave behind.

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to substance use disorder and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, coping strategies/resilience, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

4 thoughts on “So what’s it like reading my own book?”

  1. Anne,
    I know reading my own book as I was getting it ready to go “as a reader that might by it” was challenging. The chapters that really dealt with my story were rough. Sometimes I found myself checking out as I was doing that. Jeff was such a big help in this because he knew my story and helped me fine tune these parts. They are still difficult for me to read. I commend you for what you are doing – helping others through your own trials and struggles with this story. I am looking forward to reading your book.

  2. Your revelation made me cry. Your book about Charles, and his “ Diary of a broken mind”, will open people’s hearts up to how devastating mental afflictions are to the person, and the people who love them.

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