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Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Frances Levy - Goodreads

The best depiction of depression I've ever read. It's painful to think that such a great writer of fiction suffered so much from this illness. Read full review

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User Review  - John Mccormack - Goodreads

Wonderful writer(see Sophies Choice)An honest,illuminating account of his depression. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Linda Kenney - Goodreads

Wonderful view of the severe form of Depression! Styron describes it as agonizing Madness. Yet, with support one survives it rather than choosing the other way of ending it: suicide. A book of hope for sufferers! Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Cris Ramsdale - Goodreads

Clear and insightful book into the author's actual experience of a major depressive episode while reflecting on others who have experienced the same. It brought to mind Robin Williams' suicide as well as our culture's response to it. Read full review

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User Review  - Scott Munden - Goodreads

It remains one of the most moving and hopeful books on depression. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Tarah Downing - Goodreads

The only reason I did not give this book 5 stars is simply the fact that at times, it's hard to follow. The language the author uses is a bit above my level, but when it comes down to him describing ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Memorie Johnson - Goodreads

Profound and elucidate in educating people on the topic of depression. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Koz - Goodreads

There is one line I so strongly disagree with that I can't give this 5 stars. It is: "Save for the awfulness of certain memories it leaves, acute depression inflicts few permanent wounds." Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Camille - Goodreads

I have never been depressed so I don't know what it feels like. I read this book to get a better understanding of how my teenage daughter (who has major depression) feels since she can't articulate it in a way that I am able to relate. This is a great read. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - DB - Goodreads

Less of a full-fledged memoir than a step-by-step account of Styron's own descent into seep clinical depression, during which he attempted to take his own life because the pain was so great. Styron ... Read full review

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