This should go without saying, but don't listen to Ch. 2 without listening to "Introduction" and "Ch. 1 - '23' by Jimmy Eat World."
I'm sharing this chapter and one or two more, because my creativity and maybe a little entertainment are all I really have to offer during this weird time that the world is going through (as of writing this, I'm referring to the world shutting down because of Coronavirus).
This is the second chapter of my book "Rock Bottom at the Renaissance: An Emo Kid's Journey Through Falling In and Out of Love In and With New York City," and it's probably 50% of what kept me from releasing this book years ago. It's embarrassing and mentions an event in my life that is pretty shameful. BUT...it took those years for me to work on my mental health, and to eventually feel far enough removed from the person in this book, to no longer feel like this isn't a story I can tell.
And if it helps just one person see that we are not defined by our mistakes, and we don't have to be defeated by our guilt or shame, then it's more than worth it.
It's soundtracked by one of my favorite bands of all time, Bayside. I've seen that band more than any other, and I've been following them since 2003, because their music has achieved that goal that I'm hoping this chapter and this book will. It has shown me that I'm not alone in the things that trouble me or haunt me. And over the years, they have shown me that it's possible to grow and move forward.
You can get the book, ebook, or audiobook two months before it's released at www.RockBottomBook.com.
""Rock Bottom at the Renaissance: An Emo Kid's Journey Through Falling In and Out of Love In and With New York City" is a mixtape memoir chronicling one of the lowest lows of author Mike Henneberger's major depressive disorder and anxiety disorder, soundtracked by the music that got him through it. It's about how mental illness can make love and life harder than they need to be, and how the right bands and right songs can sometimes make things a little easier."
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