About the Author

Jason W. Park is the author of two memoirs and a number of short stories and personal essays. His writings typically revolve around the hero’s journey: overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles, exerting heavy, strenuous effort, and emphasizing the changed moral fibre of the protagonist. His lifelong battle with mental illness, aimed at achieving recovery and wellness, is the constant theme in his second, current memoir. When not writing, Jason volunteers his time as a speaker and peer advocate of The Stability Network (TSN), Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Dr. Park received his baccalaureate from Harvard and his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business. He was born in Kansas and raised in Pittsburgh, before leaving for warmer climes in Los Angeles post-college. He dabbles in being a Pittsburgh sports fan, and remembers fondly the Super Bowl victories of the Steelers and the Stanley Cup championship wins of the Penguins (but he still waits for the Major League Baseball Pirates to win a World Series—last one was in 1979). With a strong avocation for music, he enjoys listening to Electronic Dance Music and playing classical piano.

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