Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression

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Hyperion, May 3, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 100 pages
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In her bestselling memoir,Brooke Shields shares with the world her deeply personal experience with postpartum depression

When Brooke Shields welcomed her newborn daughter to the world, her joyful expectations were quickly followed by something unexpected -- a crippling depression. In what is sure to strike a chord with the millions of women who suffer from depression after childbirth, Brooke Shields shares how she, too, battled a condition that is widely misunderstood, despite the fact that it affects many new mothers. She discusses the illness in the context of her life, including her struggle to get pregnant, the high expectations she had for herself and that others placed on her as a new mom, and the role of her husband, friends, and family as she struggled to attain her maternal footing in the midst of a disabling depression.

Ultimately, Brooke shares how she found a way out through talk therapy, medication, and time.

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User Review  - Allison - Goodreads

Last December I finished one of the best celebrity memoirs I've ever read. Usually the words “celebrity memoir” turn me off immediately, but I feel fortunate to have made time for this one. It is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marissa Weintraub - Goodreads

This book helped me during a very dark time after my first daughter was born. I didn't recognize the signs of Post partum depression and then once I did I was too embarrassed to tell or ask anyone for ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Brooke Shields has starred in many feature films, including Pretty Baby, Blue Lagoon, and Black and White. She earned critical acclaim on Broadway for The Vagina Monologues and Cabaret, among other shows. She earned a People's Choice Award and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for Suddenly Susan. Brooke continues to lend aid to issues involving children's welfare and education, and has established Hands of Change, an organization which benefits young women.

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