“Once upon a time in New York City, in the year 2020 to be precise, there lived a kind,
medicinally-managed depressive: a neurotic hypochondriac by day, a neurotic insomniac by night.
(Who’m I kidding? He was a hypochondriac at night too, often mostly at night.)”
Ronald Wohlman – ex South African copywriter, author and actor – never dreamt that his lockdown diaries, written on Facebook and followed by people all over the world – would become his “life’s work”.
“What am I writing here? Jesus, I didn’t go into this thinking this will become my opus. But I’m never going to be able to stop writing this diary, am I? It’s now my curse,” wrote Wohlman on Day 61 of his much read and much-loved lockdown journey.