NEW! My son Joseph is battling cancer, and I have decided that all proceeds from my book will go to him to help him get through this difficult time. Please help if you can! ..... I've been writing and publishing on Medium for almost 4 years, and a few of my essays have stood out and accurately described my struggles and triumphs as a writer/husband/father/human trying to be a success despite having and suffering from a mental illness. Here are 14 of the best.