If You Feel Too Much: Thoughts on Things Found and Lost and Hoped for
In 2006 Jamie Tworkowski wrote a story called To Write Love on Her Arms about helping a friend through her struggle with drug addiction, depression, and self-injury. The piece was so hauntingly beautiful that it quickly went viral, giving birth to a non-profit organization of the same name. Nine years later, To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) is an internationally-recognized leader in suicide prevention anda source of hope, encouragement, and resources for people worldwide. Jamie s words have been shared hundreds of thousands of times online. They ve shown up on T-shirts and posters and even tattoos. Now, for the first time, Jamie s writing is available in the form of a book. "If You Feel Too Much" is a celebration of hope, wonder, and what it means to be human. From personal stories of struggling on days most people celebrate to offering words of strength and encouragement in moments of loss, the essays in this book invite readers to believe that it s okay to admit to pain and it's okay to ask for help. "If You Feel Too Much" is an important book from one of this generation s most important voices."
Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and thoughts of suicide. TWLOHA has one of the largest online audiences of any non-profit, and Jamie has been interviewed by "NBC Nightly News," CBS's" Sunday Morning," and "Rolling Stone "magazine, among others. He is the only nonmusician to win an MTVU Woodie Award. Jamie speaks frequently, telling the TWLOHA story and encouraging audiences at universities, concerts, and music festivals. A proud uncle, Jamie lives in Melbourne Beach, Florida, and loves surfing, music, and basketball.