Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression

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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2009 - Depressed persons - 328 pages
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Behind Brampton's successful, glamorous career is a story that many of her friends and colleagues had known nothing about--her ongoing struggle with severe depression and alcoholism. This book offers her wrenching, but ultimately inspirational, story as it charts her recovery.

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Wow! This book is the best description of major depression that I have seen! I feel like I could have written it myself, and am surely glad that Sally Brampton did. It is so validating to read-depression cannot be understood by anyone "outside the camp."

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About the author (2009)

Sally Brampton was born in 1955. She studied fashion at Central St Martin's College in London. She began her career writing for Vogue before being recruited in 1985 to set up the UK version of Elle magazine. As the founding editor, she championed healthier bodies for models. She left after five years to work full time as a writer. She wrote four novels and a non-fiction memoir about depression entitled Shoot the Damn Dog. Her novels are Concerning Lily, Lovesick, Good Grief, and Love, Always. She also worked as a journalist most recently for the Sunday Times and Psychologies magazine. She suffered from depression and wrote a regular advice column for the Daily Mail raising awareness about the condition. She committed suicide by walking into the sea on May 10, 2016 at the age of 60.

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