Why Subscribe to A Little Crazy?

I’m David Magee, and I’m a little crazy — and aren't we all, in one way or another?

For many of us, it’s technically so, battling mental health issues from anxiety and depression to ADHD, OCD, and addiction, and that's okay—it's good, even, when we learn to manage and channel our distractions into strength, recovery, and lasting joy.

Others of us are just—a little crazy, wonderfully so, creatively so, and passionately so, and that’s something to learn from and celebrate.

My qualifications? I was once lost and lost it all before I learned to manage better and walk confidently against the grain becoming a bestselling author and wellbeing changemaker. You can read that story here in my new book by the same name, A Little Crazy.

You can subscribe to this newsletter for free and get two posts a week, including notes and the link to my new podcast, A Little Crazy, publishing every Tuesday morning, every week of the year, beginning September 10. On Thursdays, you’ll get fully-developed essays and insight for living your best, most joyful life written by me and guest authors.

That’s rich, life-changing and inspiring content — two days a week.

We’ll dig deep to reveal inspirational stories and valuable tools for management, recovery, and personal insight from the perspective of community and family — mental health is a family story, as is recovery and finding joy, after all.

From crazy faith to love and everything in between, we’ll vulnerably smash the stigma and bring down the walls that hold us back—inspiring you to turn your “a little crazy” into a superpower—finding and keeping the best life all want and deserve.

I hope you’ll subscribe, engage and share.

Who is David Magee?

David Magee is the bestselling author of the award-winning Dear William: A Father’s Memoir of Addiction, Recovery, Love and Loss, a Publisher’s Weekly bestseller featured on CBS Mornings, podcast host, and an award-winning columnist and TEDx presenter.

David's forthcoming memoir A Little Crazy: A Memoir of Finding Purpose and Joy Amid the Madness, about mental health and recovery, publishes in September 2024.

David is a sought-after inspirational speaker in businesses, schools and communities about mental health and substance misuse challenges and solutions and recovery, and he was involved in creating the William Magee Center for AOD and Wellness Education and the William Magee Institute for Student Wellbeing at the University of Mississippi, named after his late son.

Previously, David was a daily newspaper publisher, a media company president, small business owner, a regular guest on CNBC, and once hosted a small national cable TV and radio program (The David Magee Show).

He and his wife Kent, a yoga for addiction teacher, live in Oxford, Mississippi. They have five grandchildren.

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Here are some topics and themes you’ll find in subscribing to A Little Crazy (podcast and newsletter):

—Our mental health is deeply intertwined with our family dynamics. From parents and grandparents to children, our struggles with addiction and recovery, eating disorders, distractions like gaming and social media, managing ADHD, anxiety and depression, and mid-life crisis are all part of a larger family narrative. But within this narrative, with vulnerability and connectedness, we find strength and resilience, turning our battles into our greatest assets.

—Writing and storytelling craft, sharing inside access on the creative life, from how and why we create and how it helps us shape and better our lives to how we find our way to sustainable joy, with tips and behind-the-scenes access and insight. 

—Living and thriving as someone a little bit different. Normies have their well-stacked stacks; this one is all ours. Welcome, all (a little) crazies!

I deliver perspectives and insights from my journey as a husband, parent (and grandparent), and professional trying to fit in and make a difference as a proverbial round peg in a world built for squares, plus guest essays and posts that are sure to surprise and delight.

—Faith also has a significant place here because I was once lost, which was no good, and believing in something bigger than ourselves is scientifically proven to give us greater odds of joy (and thank God for that).

Also, my life is a little crazy — check out my previous memoir Dear William or my new memoir A Little Crazy. Most people can relate, even if their stories of family and faith and resilience aren’t so extreme. That’s why, this newsletter (and podcast) is for you.

I hope you’ll sign up, engage, and share.

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We're all a little crazy, and that's okay—good, even, when we learn to manage distractions into strength. Bestselling author and well-being changemaker David Magee delivers entertaining essays, insights, and usefulness for living our best lives.


David Magee is a bestselling author, speaker, podcast host and wellbeing changemaker. His award-winning book Dear William: A Father's Memoir of Addiction, Recovery, Love and Loss was featured on CBS Mornings.