My Depression: A Picture Book [NOOK Book]

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This intimate journey through long-term depression is by turns tender, funny, poignant, and uplifting. Swados' charming words and frenzied drawings bring home the experience of severe depression, from the black cloud forming on the horizon to feelings of self-loathing and loss of self-confidence; from contemplating suicide, which Swados describes as wandering off into the Sahara desert (discounting the buzzards and the scorpions), to actively seeking out methods for fighting depression—including psychics, diet, ...
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My Depression: A Picture Book

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Overview

This intimate journey through long-term depression is by turns tender, funny, poignant, and uplifting. Swados' charming words and frenzied drawings bring home the experience of severe depression, from the black cloud forming on the horizon to feelings of self-loathing and loss of self-confidence; from contemplating suicide, which Swados describes as wandering off into the Sahara desert (discounting the buzzards and the scorpions), to actively seeking out methods for fighting depression—including psychics, diet, and repression therapy—to experimenting with antidepressants that make you snippy, sleepy, or judgmental. My Depression is an engaging and heartening memoir of an illness that has been stigmatized for too long and on how it is possible to survive, one little challenge at a time, with medication and the occasional tasty, messy slice of pizza; with dancing to a boombox on the street and thanking the mailman for the newest catalogue, then proceeding to read it cover to cover! 


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Editorial Reviews

Buffalo News
"With a light touch, Swados draws aside the dark curtain of depression . . . a painfully honest, humorous, helpful, and hopeful story."
Time Out New York
"A startling honest account. . . a surprisingly charming, funny, and poignant illustrated memoir."
O Magazine
A funny, funky, oddly reassuring book.
Booklist
Swados conveys a wealth of helpful information and dispels the gloom of depression a bit by making readers laugh.
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"A startling, honest . . . surprisingly charming, funny, and poignant illustrated memoir."—Time Out New York 

You wouldn't think a memoir about clinical depression would be inspiring—but Swados, a musician and theater director, relates her battle against her demons with such candor and simplicity, and with such winsome illustrations, that it's empowering. Swados lifts the stigma to help the reader find solutions, and hope. --Reader's Digest

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609805500
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • Publication date: 4/15/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 736,992
  • File size: 18 MB
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Meet the Author

Musical artist ELIZABETH SWADOS is the author of twelve children’s books, four novels, two collections of poetry, a collection of short non-fiction, and two books on creating musical theater for young people. She has composed, written, and directed theater for over thirty years and is perhaps best known for her Broadway and international hit Runaways. Her works include the Obie Award winning Trilogy at La Mama and Alice at the Palace with Meryl Streep at the New York Shakespeare Festival. Swados has had over thirty works performed in the off and off-off Broadway theater scene as well as in festivals and tours around the work. She also does workshops with at risk teenagers and people who suffer from cranial facial disorders. She is a full time teacher in the drama department at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and also teaches at The New School’s Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts as a visiting artist. Her articles have been published in the New York TimesNew York Times Magazine, and Vogue. Her other awards include five Tony nominations, three Obie Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, Ford Fellowship, Helen Hayes Award, Lila Acheson Wallace award, a Special International PEN Citation. Her most recent awards include Best Book for Young Adults from New York Public Library and the Gaudium Award for enhancing the lives of others through art. 


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