Shoot The Damn Dog

Shoot The Damn Dog

A Memoir Of Depression

Book - 2008
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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, 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.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2008.
ISBN: 9780393066784
0393066789
Characteristics: 326 p. ; 22 cm.

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kantoni Dec 27, 2009

The author's take on the subject is the same as mine, "You can't truly understand mental illness until you've been through it."

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