Today Just Like Yesterday (2018)
"I had many laugh out loud moments reading this book but the underlying message that runs through it is that it’s good to talk about depression and ask for help rather than battling on alone and that once you have started to talk, it becomes much easier. Richard writes about how he sends this message out to us all (besides writing a book) and how he finds incredible reserves of inner strength he would never have thought possible. Slightly less obvious than the need to talk comes the message that anything you wish to achieve in life is achievable. If you wish to give your bucket list some attention, start by reading this book!"
"Wow Richard! You certainly have achieved so much in raising mental health awareness with every challenge you have completed. Well done on managing your illness throughout these extremely difficult tasks! You tell your story with such passion and I enjoyed the humour you portrayed throughout. I must add I really loved the chapter dedicated to your younger self. I found it so moving. Be proud of all that you have accomplished and I know you haven't finished yet!"
"Richard's book has it all, we have a potentially and actual heavy duty story about his attempts to overcome his mental illness, which for many years he didn't know that he had and it is told in a very entertaining manner with a wry sense of self-deprecating humour. The overall point of his 100 challenges that he set himself was that you should never be afraid to ask anyone for help and all of his challenges involved the assistance of others. Some were slightly less daunting than others but to set yourself this massive goal and then to achieve that goal was a very big deal indeed. The book is written in a very readable style and is worth buying for it's entertainment value alone but this, added to the fact that it is a tale of learning to live with a mental illness makes for an emotional but enjoyable read.
"One of those books that's just impossible to put down! Really powerful content delivered in such an easy and readable style, with big dollops of wit and humour. The letter from Big Richard to Young Richard sent a shiver down my spine, and the breadth of the challenges is just incredible."