Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression

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Hachette Books, May 3, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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In this compelling memoir, Brooke Shields talks candidly about her experience with postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter, and provides millions of women with an inspiring example of recovery.

When Brooke Shields welcomed her newborn daughter, Rowan Francis, into the world, something unexpected followed--a crippling depression. Now, for the first time ever, in Down Came the Rain, Brooke talks about the trials, tribulations, and finally the triumphs that occurred before, during, and after the birth of her daughter.

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User Review  - momtoone - Borders

I went through major postpartum depression and anxiety starting about four weeks after my first son was born. I ended up in the hospital and I felt like I was all by myself. My sister bought this book ... Read full review

A Post Partum Depression Experience

User Review  - susborg - Overstock.com

I love biographies and autobiographies of pretty much anyone and everyone. Ive also followed Brookes life under the public glare. This was a great and honest telling of one womans experience with post ... 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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