How John Green Saved My Life

How John Green Saved My Life

“Your now is not your forever”. – Aza, Turtles All The Way Down. I didn’t understand what was happening to me. I had no inkling of what was wrong with me. I was down the rabbit hole and it seemed like nothing ever would change. I stayed in the rabbit hole for a very long time. No sign of light. All I could feel was a coldness around me while I lay stark naked. Some days I still find comfort there. In complete darkness. There are nights where I feel like I’m the only person in the world. When I …

10 Quotes from ‘Turtles All The Way Down’ That Humanize Mental Illness

10 Quotes from ‘Turtles All The Way Down’ That Humanize Mental Illness

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In Turtles All The Way Down John Green explores the cycle of internalized anxiety, doubt, and fear associated with mental illness.  Green introduces audiences to sixteen-year-old Aza Holmes, a high-school student who struggles with OCD, a trait shared with the author. Through the polarizing depiction of what it means to experience the daily struggles of mental illness, Turtles All The Way Down humanizes the hard-to-describe experience of living with a mental illness.    Here are ten quotes from the book that humanize mental illness:     Worrying is the correct worldview. Life is worrisome.   True terror isn’t being scared; it’s not having …

The Fault in Our Government – James Comey Is Secretly a John Green Fan

The Fault in Our Government – James Comey Is Secretly a John Green Fan

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During an interview with the New York Times in which James Comey was asked what books readers would be surprised to find on his shelf, he responded with “The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green.”    Via Gify   The YA author is known for the bestsellers The Fault In Our Stars and his newest novel, Turtles All The Way Down.    Twitter was *shook* when they found out that Comey reads Green’s books, but John Green was the most surprised of them all.   Via Gify   He tweeted a photo of the article, an arrow pointing to …