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TORN: The Story of an Undeserving Wallaby Drowning in a Septic Tank

29 May 2017

An eye opening, unapologetic and hilarious romp through the darkest moment of an Australian man’s life.

My father told me life wasn’t meant to be easy, but I don’t think he anticipated it would turn out as heart breaking as it did. Before one miserable night in 2014, there were two actions I’d never contemplated doing in my life: write a book or jumping off a 20-story balcony.

However, this night I found myself so afraid and despondent that I leaned against my balcony railing and wished that I could take away all the pain I was feeling with one action. What could drive a man to consider taking his own life? Have you ever felt choked by the grip of despair?

I sat at my computer and started writing a suicide note. As I typed, I started to weigh up my life. With it resting perilously on the edge, I had the strength to be open, honest and unrepentant.

Only when we start to die, do we stop apologizing for who we are, what we have done and what we go through.

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