It’s been a while since I did a Human Interview.
I’ve been contemplating coming back to this blog and getting more serious about it’s influence.
I think that this is a fantastic way to start. The Human Interviews are now in video interview format.
This truly was an insightful interview with Ryan Heffernan, author of Clown and I – a no-holds-barred, honest (uncomfortably so), inspiring and behaviour changing piece of literature. A must-read for anyone who struggles with mental illness or lives with someone who does.
A gutsy write. A difficult read. An authentic experience.
I hope you enjoy this interview with Ryan as much as I did and hope it opens your eyes to the brilliance and depth of people that struggle with these conditions in the same way that it did for me!
If you do – you should share this!
Ryan Heffernan is a highly-regarded Australian author and journalist. Ryan’s latest work is a soulful, dangerous and unique new bipolar memoir, Clown & I. Clown & I is a confronting exploration of Ryan’s magical and magnetic life with bipolar, where love and success have been writ large, but personal ruination forever lurks in the form of broken relationships, substance abuse and poverty, frequently destabilising his role as a father to a young boy. Ryan is self-styled Australian writer inspired by 20th Century American literary greats. He maintains an unrelenting focus on high quality writing that taps into acute social issues and injustices including mental health, fatherhood in broken relationships, global poverty, modern masculinity and any other frontline issues that stoke his fires. Having covered numerous natural disasters, riots and murders, Ryan is fascinated by the human condition. Ryan uses writing to explore the beauty in people confronting life changing situations and soul dilemmas. He is enamoured by the people he meets and the strength they possess. Ryan has also recently started work on his first fiction novel.