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Jonathan Harnisch

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Envision a blend of a mentally ill mind with unsurpassed resiliency and fiery intellect and your result would be the brilliant Jonathan Harnisch. An all-around artist, Jonathan writes fiction and screenplays, sketches, imagines, and creates. Produced filmmaker, fine artist, musician, and published erotica author, Jonathan holds myriad accolades, and his works captivate the attention of those who experience it. Manic-toned scripts with parallel lives, masochistic tendencies in sexual escapades, and disturbing clarities embellished with addiction, fetish, lust, and love, are just a taste of themes found in Jonathan's transgressive literature. Conversely, his award-winning films capture the ironies of life, love, self-acceptance, tragedy and f ...more


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Jonathan Harnisch Hi Kim: Alibiography is a word I suppose I invented, suggesting a combination of Ben’s alibi. After all, he has needed to avoid jail time by…moreHi Kim: Alibiography is a word I suppose I invented, suggesting a combination of Ben’s alibi. After all, he has needed to avoid jail time by participating in court mandated therapy. He adapts well to therapy rather straight away, and feels urged to confess “what makes him act the way he does,” and with an obligation to reveal to his wife, Kelly, all that he has kept inside, for far too long, thus, the semi-autobiographical aspect, an autobiography of his mind and in a way my own. Thank you for your question. I hope you enjoy the book.(less)
Jonathan Harnisch I have never had writer's block.
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Lover in the Nobody
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Porcelain Utopia
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Glad You're Not Me
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Sex, Drugs, and Schizophrenia
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Living with schizophrenia and therefore with a brain that doesn't work from time to time my life can become difficult, but I keep moving ahead, as always, knowing I am a good person and that I am worth it. Considering I’ve been diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, Tourette’s syndrome, diabetes, anxiety and depression, a rare blood disease, dysle... Read more of this blog post »
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"It is astounding how individuals who are brilliant go unnoticed due to certain features of their internal and external selves. This is exactly the case with the author Jonathan Harnisch in his book, Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography. In the simpl..." Read more of this review »
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“Thoughts. Thoughts bombard my head, my brain. My psyche”
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“I question how life is treating me, I should be asking how I am treating life.”
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“We all have problems, but let's not kid ourselves: it's how we deal with them that makes the difference.”
Jonathan Harnisch, Sex, Drugs, and Schizophrenia

“The drug I take is called schizophrenia, among other labels, which I desperately want to put away. I want to put the drug of schizophrenia down, and I want to put down the stigma surrounding its label.”
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“I wanted a complicated life.”
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Jonathan Harnisch Thank you, Louise! It was a pleasure to connect with you on Goodreads, where all this is still new to me. It would be great if you could write an unbiased review once you get through my book. It’s wonderful receiving onslaughts of comments and messages through letters, social network platforms, and the book’s blog regarding the book’s originality, brilliance (sigh), and the presence of so many different genres in one work. I’ll have to look into your material as well. It sounds ideal to find a commonality. Marketing and promotions along with my other artistic works can be quite daunting at times, but I’m learning a great deal. Thanks again!

This is all truly exciting and an overall delight. I’ve been giving away several paperbacks in exchange for unbiased reviews. I believe the paperback weighs in at around three pounds! You may download my book on Kindle MatchBook for quite a lighter weight and a lower price. And from there my scattered thoughts trail off….. To reference Alibiography, “Where is Georgie when I need him?…Calling Dr. C.” By the way, the sequel, Second Alibi, may be out this year—so many great things.

You’ve written the first message to me on Goodreads, and for that I am immensely grateful. I try to connect with everyone I can. Rock on and keep in touch! By the way, are you on Twitter? There I go writing too long, too much. Oh, what joy!

Have a wonderful day.


Louise Hart Hi Jonathan, It's a pleasure to connect with you. I am definitely going to read your work. I think my perspective is similar to your own.


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