The hilarious world of depression / John Moe.
- ISBN: 9781250209283
- Physical Description: xiii, 285 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2020.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
The Big Sexy Celebrity Laser Fight: A Preface -- In Which I Finally Get Better -- Junior High School and Depression Being Somehow Connected -- According to ThWoD: Junior High Is a Time People Get Ka-whompoed -- Carol Burnett as Coping Mechanism -- According to THWoD: Comedy Is a Helpful Tool -- Imagined Snapshots of Key Moments -- My Dot-Corn Bubble Bursts -- According to THWoD: You Can't Solve Mental Illness by Not Dealing with It -- Bridges, Troubles, Waters -- According to THWoD: The Worst Idea Is Always Nearby -- In Which I Am Told That Yeah, There's Something Wrong -- According to THWoD: Other People Already Know You Are Depressed -- Seeing the World with Clear Eyes -- According to THWoD: Pills May or May Not Help, but Let's Not Get All Spooky About Them -- In Which Everything Changes -- Trying to Move On Without a Clear Idea How -- According to THWoD: Some Pain Doesn't Go Away, It Evolves -- I Choose Noise over Silence -- According to THWoD: Good Things Happen When You Talk -- The Hell with This, I'm Moving to Minnesota -- According to THWoD: Therapy Is Neither Good nor Bad, It's an Adventure -- Things That Make Me Stronger -- A Treatment I Still Don't Fully Understand but Do Appreciate -- In Which I Posit That Depression Is, Perhaps, Hilarious -- A Potentially Hilarious World of Potential Depression -- Scouring the Nordic Countryside for Trauma Fossils -- Getting Better Before I Die -- According to THWoD (the Podcast), THWoD (the Book), and THWoD (the World)-Nine Things I've Learned.
"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 World of Depression podcast, struggled with depression; it plagued his family and claimed the life of his brother in 2007. As Moe came to terms with his own illness, he began to see similar patterns of behavior and coping mechanisms surfacing in conversations with others, including high-profile comedians who'd struggled with the disease. Moe saw that there was tremendous comfort and community in open dialogue about these shared experiences and that humor had a unique power. Thus was born the podcast The Hilarious World of Depression. Inspired by the immediate success of the podcast, Moe has written a remarkable investigation of the disease, part memoir of his own journey, part treasure trove of laugh-out-loud stories and insights drawn from years of interviews with some of the most brilliant minds facing similar challenges. Throughout the course of this powerful narrative, depression's universal themes come to light, among them, struggles with identity, lack of understanding of the symptoms, the challenges of work-life, self-medicating, the fallout of the disease in the lives of our loved ones, the tragedy of suicide, and the hereditary aspects of the disease. The Hilarious World of Depression illuminates depression in an entirely fresh and inspiring way. Edit"-- Provided by publisher.
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