Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression

Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression

3.8 5
by Sally Brampton
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0393066789

ISBN-13: 2900393066783

Pub. Date: 06/16/2008

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

A searing, raw memoir of depression that is ultimately uplifting and inspiring.
A successful magazine editor and prize-winning journalist, Sally Brampton launched Elle magazine in the UK in 1985. But behind the successful, glamorous career was a story that many of her friends and colleagues knew nothing about—her ongoing struggle with severe depression and

Overview

A searing, raw memoir of depression that is ultimately uplifting and inspiring.
A successful magazine editor and prize-winning journalist, Sally Brampton launched Elle magazine in the UK in 1985. But behind the successful, glamorous career was a story that many of her friends and colleagues knew nothing about—her ongoing struggle with severe depression and alcoholism. Brampton's is a candid, tremendously honest telling of how she was finally able to "address the elephant in the room," and of a culture that sends the overriding message that people who suffer from depression are somehow responsible for their own illness. She offers readers a unique perspective of depression from the inside that is at times wrenching, but ultimately inspirational, as it charts her own coming back to life. Beyond her personal story, Brampton offers practical advice to all those affected by this illness. This book will resonate with any person whose life has been haunted by depression, at the same time offering help and understanding to those whose loved ones suffer from this debilitating condition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900393066783
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/16/2008
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
336

Table of Contents


Introduction: Don't Look Down     1
Myself So Far     12
Bedlam and Leeches     16
Throat Monsters and Other Terrors     26
Self-Absorption and Symptoms     40
Losing My Balance     50
Breakdown     65
It's No Picnic     74
Leaving Hospital     86
Fine Is a Four-Letter Word     97
Genetics, Family and Other Disorders     109
Home Is Another Country     125
Emotional Memory     138
What We Resist Persists     145
The Elephant in the Room     152
Who Am I?     168
The Second Loony Bin     174
Travels Through Therapy     197
Withdrawal     208
The Beginning of the End     223
Suicide, the Last Goodbye     235
The Tipping Point     247
Making Sense     255
Turning Left     270
The Useful Stuff     291
Coming Through     304
Notes     311
Helpful Reading     317
Thank You     319
Index     321

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get that huggable buddy at a humane society or with a rescue group....say no to breeders.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No wonder its called famn bog