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This close to happy : a reckoning with depression, Daphne Merkin

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This close to happy : a reckoning with depression
Title
This close to happy
Title remainder
a reckoning with depression
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Daphne Merkin
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A gifted and audacious writer confronts her lifelong battle with depression and her search for release This Close to Happy is the rare, vividly personal account of what it feels like to suffer from clinical depression, written from a woman's perspective and informed by an acute understanding of the implications of this disease over a lifetime. Taking off from essays on depression she has written for The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine, Daphne Merkin casts her eye back to her beginnings to try to sort out the root causes of her affliction. She recounts the travails of growing up in a large, affluent family where there was a paucity of love and of basics such as food and clothing despite the presence of a chauffeur and a cook. She goes on to recount her early hospitalization for depression in poignant detail, as well as her complex relationship with her mercurial, withholding mother. Along the way Merkin also discusses her early, redemptive love of reading and gradual emergence as a writer. She eventually marries, has a child, and suffers severe postpartum depression, for which she is again hospitalized. Merkin also discusses her visits to various therapists and psychopharmocologists, which enables her to probe the causes of depression and its various treatments. The book ends in the present, where the writer has learned how to navigate her depression, if not "cure" it, after a third hospitalization in the wake of her mother's death. "--
  • "This Close to Happy is the first account to endeavor to tell the story of what it feels to suffer a lifetime's worth of clinical depression from the inside out and from a woman's point of view"--
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Title
This close to happy
Creator
Summary
A former New Yorker staff writer and award-winning author draws on her journalistic essays on depression to trace her lifelong battle with the disease, marked by her wealthy but inconsistent family and her numerous pursuits in therapy and hospitalization
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10550924
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 616.85
  • B
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
RG852
LC item number
.M47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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a reckoning with depression
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a reckoning with depression
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Daphne Merkin
This close to happy : a reckoning with depression, Daphne Merkin
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This close to happy : a reckoning with depression, Daphne Merkin
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ocn957223183
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780374140366
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016025616
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)957223183

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