In April 2012, Syd was diagnosed with inoperable stage 4 mouth cancer and given a prognosis of just six months. In a tragic turn of events, his mother died before his wife abandoned him. As he fought for his life, he was alone with two young children, aged four and fourteen.
That he’d survived until the end of 2014 was nothing short of a miracle. He’d gotten this far by eating mostly fruits and green leafy vegetables, as well as herbal tonics and supplements. By January 2015, his prognosis had improved to a one-in-five chance of being alive by the end of 2017.
“Where is My Mind?” is Syd’s memoir of 2015. He’d vowed that if he were still alive on 1st January 2016, he would defeat the bastard cancer. It was war, a war Syd must win because his life depended on it.
Join a crushed, heartbroken, and very poorly Syd on a journey to the centre of his mind. This is a very strange and touching tale of a lonely man facing death. You’ll be there beside him for a full year as he gives you a month-by-month account of his struggle.
You also take a psychedelic trip with Syd as his colourful life flashes before his eyes. Hear his often comical yet enlightening anecdotes from his past as he mulls the meanings of both life and death.
This book, with its mishmash of misery, spirituality, slang, obscure idioms, laddish banter, innuendos, and cheeky tongue-in-cheek humour shouldn’t work, but it does.