Aaron Gillies, aka @TechnicallyRon on twitter, is a comedian and writer. He has been featured in and written for The Poke, Buzzfeed, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, amongst many others, and has produced viral content from 'Reasons my wife is crying' to 'a short guide to washing machine symbols' and 'a google autocompleted CV'. Aaron has written about mental health for many years in various publications.
Comic writer Aaron Gillies has achieved the impossible - he's written a mental health book that's as hilarious as it is insightful ... I truly believe books like this will start conversations that will change (and save) lives -- Catherine Renton * Thought Catalog * A frantically hilarious and deeply insightful exploration of life inside a brain that's constantly under siege from itself -- Dean Burnett, author of The Idiot Brain How to Survive the End of the World ... helps shed light on a subject that is still misunderstood by many people * Yorkshire Post * In his first book, he ably captures the daily ridiculousness, as well as the trauma of anxiety, and offers readers some tools with which to fight back * The Bookseller * In a sea of books about mental health, it stands out for its humour, wisdom and lightness of touch * Adam Kay * It is excellent. * Dr Fern Riddell * I LOVED it because it's good to know that I'm not the only one pretending everything's fine, even when everything is fine. * Juno Dawson, author of The Gender Games * A brilliant and funny read for the apocalyptically-minded . . . If you enjoy his stuff on the Twitter, you'll love him minus a character limit * Matt Haig * One of the things that really marks Aaron's book out from others on the market that tackle the topic of mental health is that it's quite simply laugh-out-loud funny. He manages to harness the ludicrous, the awkward, and the downright bizarre things he's done because of mental health issues, and turn them into hilarious anecdotes. * Independent * A fast-paced, amusing and insightful read, particularly for anyone dealing with similar problems * Guardian *