"This book deals with a series of mental health issues, mainly depression, anxiety, and PTSD. I can't speak to the PTSD side of it, but the depression and anxiety sides are spot on for me. Charlie's not okay, and he's trying so desperately to figure out how to be. He gets in his own way, he beats himself up endlessly over his mistakes and shortcomings, he feels isolated in a room of people... He's trying, though. He makes progress, he backslides. Charlie isn't OK, but he realizes that it's possible to be OK and not OK at the same time. And that's OK."