Jamie Tworkowski is the New York Times bestselling author of If You Feel Too Much: Thoughts on Things Found and Lost and Hoped For. IYFTM is a celebration of hope, wonder, and what it means to be human. From personal stories of struggling on days most people celebrate to words of strength and encouragement in moments of loss, the essays in this book invite readers to believe that it's okay to admit to pain and okay to ask for help.
If You Feel Too Much is available in hardcover, e-book, and audio.
"This new material was written during a painful season, maybe the hardest of my life. The book's subtitle is 'Thoughts on Things Found and Lost and Hoped For.' The new writing really speaks to all of that. It's about finding something and losing it and not knowing how to let go. I'm nervous about sharing some things that are deeply personal, but the hope is that if someone else is hurting, this new edition might help them know they're not alone."
“A testament to suicide prevention.”
—The New York Times
“It’s rare that I’m truly inspired by what life brings to my front door. Meeting Jamie was one of these rare moments. He has the biggest heart, and when he says the words ‘You matter,’ you believe him.”
—Alex Morgan, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team
"Jamie loves people unlike anyone I've ever met. He is also a humble guy and a faithful friend. He's the one who has offered to come on my darkest day, to cry with me, and on my best day to celebrate. His brand of love is one without judgment, boundaries or pretense. This book gives you a wonderful glimpse at Jamie's beautiful heart. You’re in for a treat."
—Bob Goff, New York Times bestselling author of Love Does
"Jamie is special. He is sincere and sensitive and kind. He has poured his heart into this book, and that's how he lives his life. I hope the honesty in Jamie’s story and experiences will help you to be honest in yours."
—Kyle Korver, NBA All-Star
“Through poignant self-reflection and stories that pulse with a poetic rawness, Jamie invites us to be part of a bigger conversation. It’s one that leads to community, connection, healing and incredible hope.”
—Dr. Georgina Smith, clinical psychologist
“With this book, you have Jamie’s heart in your hands. By honestly sharing his life, in joy and pain, he is teaching others how to do the same. If You Feel Too Much is Jamie’s guide to loving better and finding joy in being known.”
—Jason Russell, co-founder of Invisible Children
“It’s impossible not to feel it deep in your guts when Jamie writes or speaks. His vivid honesty about the human condition always leaves me simultaneously inspired and feeling less alone. This book can only be summed up by using Jamie’s own words—it truly is ‘a living, breathing, screaming invitation to believe better things.'”
—Keltie Knight, TV personality
“There are people that say they care for others. And then there are those that do care. Then there is Jamie, who breathes love. This book is proof.”
—Propaganda, hip-hop artist and spoken word poet
“When I first met Jamie, he struck me as someone on a mission. Through his sheer determination, he brought some difficult issues out of the shadows and helped so many people realize they were not alone. I believe this book will inspire others to do the same, to get help, and to chase their passion just as he has.”
—Kevin Lyman, founder of the Vans Warped Tour