New Novel “Chemical Philosophy” by James Patrick Tobin Explores the Meaning of Life, Morality, and Mental Health

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Recent release “Chemical Philosophy” from Page Publishing author James Patrick Tobin begins with a brief snapshot of the life of a simple man, Hank Wasserman, a rough and tumble man with the mind of a philosopher, as he attempts to reconcile brain and brawn.

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James Patrick Tobin, a US Navy veteran and an avid participant in the theater, has completed his new book “Chemical Philosophy”: a book that asks questions about the pursuit of happiness, knowledge, and the possibility of finding internal peace despite external stresses.

“Apathy is death, and to find passion is to live,” James Patrick Tobin explained when asked about his inspiration for turning to fiction. “However, what of the maddening passions of amorous love and the love of oneself, aspiring toward the zenith of insanity and reckless abandon? Is there a gray area, perhaps foretold of by Siddhartha Gautama, the historical Buddha? Is this abode of peace worth fighting for, and is it attainable? As this topsy-turvy tale of spirituality and discovery unfolds, we follow the lives of people resigned to live in the black and white, and we follow the utter destruction of the ego by heavenly fire—proof enough, perhaps, that to burden oneself with the attachments of the world can indeed lead to antithetical nirvana.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, James Patrick Tobin’s novel at first brings readers into the world of a confused man whose desire to lose all desire and gain a contentment outside of material possessions leads him to the brink of a psychotic break. This discussion of mental health is essential, as it ties in to the essential studies and research performed in contemporary society.

To join Hank Wasserman on his intellectual, spiritual, and physical journey, readers can purchase “Chemical Philosophy” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional New York based full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex and time-consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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