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DARKNESS VISIBLE: A Memoir Of Madness

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Styron tells of his descent into clinical depression, later hospitalization, and recovery. Much of this slim (96-page) work appeared last year in Vanity Fair magazine. In 1984, Styron's 30 years of alcohol and more recent excessive tranquilizer intake (Halcion) combined to make alcohol poisonous to his system and deprived him totally of his friendly balm, the alcohol that he says allowed him to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Deborah Camp - Goodreads

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User Review  - Sudhir Borgonha - Goodreads

Brilliant narration on Styron's tryst with depression. Mostly haunting, sometimes scary and funny. Should be a good read for anyone who has seen a family member or friend deal with depression. Read full review

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User Review  - Kathy Moore - Goodreads

Beautifully written. Between Speak and this one, I guess I was having a moment. Read full review

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User Review  - Amy Wolf - Goodreads

Like the author, I too suffer from depression, which I have been able to treat somewhat successfully with SSRI's. Styron's harrowing account of his onset of clinical-style depression at the age of 60 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Renee - Goodreads

I am always impressed with the personal courage of writers who can reveal so much of their own experiences, and Styron's essay on depression has had a great impact because of his obvious outward ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

I couldn't get into this book. It has an interesting writing style and I didn't think it was captivating. I wouldn't reccommend it for learing about depression. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible

User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

I couldn't get into this book. It has an interesting writing style and I didn't think it was captivating. I wouldn't reccommend it for learing about depression. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

A detailed explanation of what depression feels like with relatable language that puts it in perspective. Good read. Read full review

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User Review  - Frank Spencer - Goodreads

This is an excellent description of what his depression was like. I'll now finish his daughter's memoir. Reading them together is interesting. Read full review


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