He was twenty years old when he decided he didn’t need music in his life, and he cut his ears off. In fact, because of all of the negative things he has experienced in the past, he’s considering suicide. Though he struggles with several mental illnesses, he is also blessed with the gifts of ESP and telepathy.
A novel, A Guide to the Gift, follows this man as he journeys through life, interacting with others and always searching for someone to love and to spend his time with. In this story, he examines himself and shares his thoughts and feelings on his gifts. He muses on a variety of topics and themes, including love and self-love, intimacy, friendships and relationships, and his professional and educational pursuits.
A work of irony, drama, comedy, and hope, A Guide to the Gift paints an interesting firsthand portrait of mental illness and the battles someone might face when dealing with various disorders.