About Robert O'Brien

Robert would describe himself as a reluctantly optimistic seeker. Growing up in Ireland with a stutter and being a closeted homosexual, life became a futile mission of trying to be fixed. This led him to therapy, Toastmasters and eventually acting school in Vancouver.

Just One More Drive is his second published work of non-fiction and it is a brutally honest account of the bond he formed with a BMW race car and how this vehicle saved his life and inspired him to share his story to inspire others through dark humour and honesty.

Robert's goal for his book was to create a platform from which to discuss the difficult issues he faced in the hopes of helping others. His message is centred around the power of communication and vulnerability as an access to freedom. U-Turn Talks is his was of spreading his message. Using his experience as a teacher and speaker, he is committed to encouraging conversation through interactive workshops that allow everyone to discover their own freedom, safe in the knowledge that there is nothing to fix and life there to be fully embraced and lived.