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Hardcover The Hilarious World of Depression Book

ISBN: 1250209285

ISBN13: 9781250209283

The Hilarious World of Depression

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A moving, portrait of depression, from the host of the podcast The Hilarious World of Depression This book is an excellent life raft for those of us who are so sure that we are alone in our struggles. You should read it. --Jenny Lawson A funny, honest book about depression, and what you can do despite it. --Neil Gaiman Candid and funny and intimate. --Susan Orlean For years John Moe, critically-acclaimed public radio personality and host of The Hilarious...

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Emotional Read

You are never too old to learn and this book not only taught me more about depression and mental illness, it also taught me how to be more empathetic. The Hilarious World of Depression by John Moe, is just what its title says. Funny at times, and just heartbreakingly sad in others. When the author tells the story of his older brothers suicide, the tears fell hard and fast. But I think what touched me the most or what gave me the biggest wake up call is when the author talks about having to write the obituary for his brother.... "Sometimes an obituary might throw in coded language like "he died unexpectedly at home" or "she passed away unexpectedly" to let readers know that yes of course it was suicide - one of the top causes of death in America- but we are too embarrassed to say. " "To me, that omission always has some bad side effects. One is to give camouflage to the disease itself, because if no one ever talks about it, then everyone is much less likely to detect it. To discuss addiction or depression or other mental illnesses is to provide information about them, including their pathologies and symptoms. " It's like anything else in that if you stick your head in the sand and ignore it, it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. All it means is that your ass is in the air. And that goes for "saddies and normies". There is alot of work for us normies. We all need to recognize that not only does depression exist, but it is much more prevalent than we know AND we need to learn to communicate in a way that doesn't negate the way that saddies feel. Like I said, this book has a lot to offer everyone. 5⭐ Thank you so much to Netgalley and St. Martins Press for the eARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. And a huge thank you to John Moe for being brave enough to write this book and share it with the world!
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