The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon

bj coverBrent Runyon is amazingly candid in this memoir about the time he spent in hospitals and a physical rehabilitation center — after a suicide attempt during which he covered himself in gasoline and lit himself on fire. It’s practically unbelievable that he lived through this attempt in the first place, and simply amazing that the experience finally put an end to his attempts at suicide. I think this book would be an interesting, albeit sad, read for anyone. I would definitely recommend this book to a teenager (or anyone, actually) who is depressed and considering suicide. It shows that there is help, and hope, if you seek it.

Happy Reading!


2 responses to “The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon

  1. this book when you read it al you want to do is read more it is likea black hole that is scuking you back in for more. it has such a powerfull message. i wish i could meet brent and talk to him about this life experice.

  2. I heard about this book on “This American Life.” It sounded awfully familiar. I know memories are unreliable, but something about this story was familiar. It could have been related to part of a roomer I herd a long time ago. More of a echo of a memory.

    His face is slightly familiar, but again it’s only a memory. He would have only been in the EG school system for only a year, maybe 2.

    I no longer live in the area but if you want, he might be in a Yearbook, Genet or Golf sometime around 1996. If I was in his grade this could fit my memory.

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