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Posted October 18, 2007
One of the best books I have read about post-partum depression. It can happen to any woman and none of us are alone. This book is like a hand being held out to the reader, encouraging her to not give up and to know that she is a wonderful human being and mother. Appendices with info for attaining more learning about PPD is great! Women are not left hanging. Like a guiding light, the 'where do I go from here' info was warmly there. Thanks to all those involved in making this book a reality.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 23, 2004
Cheers to Marie for overcoming her demons
Behind the smile is perfect for new moms, especially anyone who has ever suffered from the Baby Blues or Post Partum Depression. Amazingly, Marie was able to inject humor into a story that for the most part is deeply sad. She explains that she does so as a writer because she realizes that those who are reading the book probably need an extra lift, something to lighten the day. I never experienced post partum depression, but having grown up in the 1970s with the Donnie & Marie Show and always thinking how nice it would have been to have been as pretty or as talented as she was and still is, I loved the book. I am always amazed to learn that someone like her has problems, just like the rest of us. I don't mean to say that I ever thought she was perfect. But I wouldn't have thought she felt intimidated by the female guests on the show or that she ever thought she was too fat, etc. It kind of puts things in perspective that we are all here on this planet and have our own set of obstacles to overcome, whoever we are, whatever they might be. Marie's story is inspiring, though, because she does overcome. She manages to make sure the show of life goes on, no matter what. Good for her! Includes clinical advice from Dr. Judith Moore making this book more than entertaining ... it could actually offer more than solid encouragement, but real nuts & bolts help for someone who is suffering from PPD.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 10, 2003
All I have to say is 'Thank God' someone FINALLY wrote an HONEST book about PPD....THANK YOU MARIE! I suffered horribly for 6 months before finding the right doctor and right treatment. I have been through many things in my life.......but none being so severe and scary as PPD. Again...THANK YOU to MARIE and all the HONEST mothers out there who wrote their reviews telling their tragic story. May GOD bless you all in the often hard/frustrating yet BLESSED and BEAUTIFUL job of being a Mother. It truly is a blessing from GOD.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.