Two books that I read recently and they have a bit of a common theme..
."Breaking Free: My Life With Dissociative Disorder" by Herschel Walker
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson.
You know the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, don't you? If you get the chance, you should re-read it. It is only sixty-five pages long and as I was reading I tried to imagine that I didn't know the story, as if I didn't know that the two men were actually just the one. Imagine the people reading this when it was first published! Now, the story is so well known that the expression "he's gone all Jekyll and Hyde", is instantly understood.
Herschel Walker...he is a University of Georgia football LEGEND, a former professional football player AND an Olympian! He is now a owner of several businesses and he likes to call himself a renaissance man. I agree with him! . "Breaking Free", my one criticism of it is that sometimes it seems to become bogged down in the business side of things ( there were co-writers involved), but when it sounds as if Herschel is doing the talking, that is when it comes to life for me.
Herschel Walker was on one of those TV food shows recently, and I wanted to make sure to watch it since I have always liked and admired Herschel Walker, he is quite simply the BEST Georgia Bulldog who ever lived! (Sorry, my football loving self came forward just now.) And Herschel being Herschel, he WON the cooking contest! When I just looked at Wikipedia just now, it said at the top, "This article might be written from a fan's point of view"... You might think so, but if you read the facts of his life, it is hard not to be a fan and also, you might think that the accomplishments in his life have been overstated. On the contrary, I don't think they have been celebrated enough!
Multiple personalities or "dissociative disorders", what do you know about them? You might remember the movie "Sybil" that was made by Sally Field, or even earlier, "The Three Faces of Eve" with Joanne Woodward. Herschel Walker has come to terms with the fact that he suffers from this mental illness. He has a really positive attitude about it and he attributes that to his strong faith in God. When you see Herschel Walker, you might be surprised to know that he was overweight as a child and was terribly bullied. "Coping with life, and with life's problems" is why Herschel says that he feels that he developed these "alters" as he calls the different personalities. I found a video of him speaking of the book and if have the time, you might also want to see the video of him as a Georgia Bulldog...or as we say in Georgia...BULLDAWG.
|From Eastbourne England. Those Brits are so funny.|
I don't know what photo to show you to go with this post but how about Batman and Robin? I remember reading a crime report once where the man arrested said that he was Batman living in a Bruce Wayne world, so maybe this might go along with it after all. And if anyone thinks that might seem a bit disrespectful, I think that Herschel Walker would laugh at it!