Butterfly Man tells in raw detail John McInroy's journey through success, huge suffering and great healing, a journey that began with a failed device, and then a stolen one. As the butterfly he leaps from flower to flower sucking on the nectar of fame. He's a model and actor, an ultra endurance athlete, head coach and international field hockey player, human rights activist, philanthropist, social entrepreneur, founder of two social movements, and a highly acclaimed public speaker. His love for fame loves him back with a growing list of followers.
The love affair soon starts to crumble, yet he has a message to the world and nothing will stop him, not even his body crying out for help. It stops functioning. His sudden illness can’t be explained by doctors. He is so perfect. He’s got everything everyone wants - every girl, every prize, any pick. The only thing that can stop him is a thief, and a seemingly ordinary misfortune breaks an unsafe world built on fame and social media.
This is the true story of John McInroy, the great South African change-agent, social entrepreneur, ultra-endurance athlete, philanthropist, social activist, international field hockey player, model, actor, public speaker and a South African disciple of Mandela.
His amazing journey from huge suffering to greater healing was written by Emile Raymond in tight collaboration with John to bring out his voice and language to makes you “feel for real”.
A Hard on Karma publication with illustrations by Dan Braha, SOS Media.
A PEAK INSIDE BUTTERFLY MAN
"In using the word SHOCK we try to capture what it means when the world no longer matches our historic experience of it.
This is usually a bad thing. A sudden, bad thing.
In the medical world it's a life-threatening medical condition with many forms.
You can die from it.
In the psychological world it's an identity threatening condition. It's when the world we believed in, the world we formed ourselves by, is no longer tenable. It's when our certainty is torn away. This can be a good thing, howbeit painful.
I was in shock. My world had just been torn away....."