Aaron Gillies, aka @TechnicallyRon on twitter, is a comedian and writer. He has been featured in and written for The Poke, Buzzfeed, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, amongst many others, and has produced viral content from 'Reasons my wife is crying' to 'a short guide to washing machine symbols' and 'a google autocompleted CV'. Aaron has written about mental health for many years in various publications.
His first book, Life-Abet: An A-Z Existence , was published by Blink in November 2015. In this, intelligent and witty accurate visual dictionary, Aaron analyses today's most popular everyday parlance and pursuits amongst 19 to 35 year-olds to hilarious effect.
His next book, How to Survive the End of the World (When It's In Your Own Head), examines the impact of anxiety, and give readers some tools to fight back - whether with medication, therapy, CBT, coping techniques, or simply with a dark sense of humour. It was published by Two Roads in Spring 2018.
“Just the laugh you need when everything feels terrible” -Evening Standard
”A fast-paced, amusing and insightful read, particularly for anyone dealing with similar problems” -Guardian
”One of the things that really marks Aaron's book out from others on the market that tackle the topic of mental health is that it's quite simply laugh-out-loud funny. He manages to harness the ludicrous, the awkward, and the downright bizarre things he's done because of mental health issues, and turn them into hilarious anecdotes.” - Independent
”A brilliant and funny read for the apocalyptically-minded . . . If you enjoy his stuff on the Twitter, you'll love him minus a character limit” - Matt Haig
”In a sea of books about mental health, it stands out for its humour, wisdom and lightness of touch'“ - Adam Kay