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User Review  - polarbear123 - LibraryThing

This book does reflect exactly the feeling of severe depression, there is no doubt about that. Reviews which did not connect with it overwhelmingly have come from people who confess that they ... Read full review

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User Review  - lycomayflower - LibraryThing

Styron tries to explain what severe depression feels like in a long essay. Some revealing passages here, and, on the whole, I think he probably succeeds in trying to put across to readers who have ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sullywriter - LibraryThing

Honest, candid account of the author's devastating bouts of intense depression. Read full review

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Portrait into mind of clinical depression. Short, but very descriptive and poignant. Read full review

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User Review  - Kajsa - Goodreads

While I've fortunately never struggled with depression myself, I have witnessed the pain of a few of my friends, and while I tried to help them as well as I could, I didn't understand it. After ... Read full review

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User Review  - Casey Pearce - Goodreads

An informative book to give to someone suffering from true depression. Also an eye-opening read for loved ones watching someone they know fighting this disease. It's a short book, read it for the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lianna - Goodreads

A writer's attempt to put to words his time in deep depression. I had this recommended to me by a friend who suffers from this illness; I read it as a way to relate to what they are feeling. For ... Read full review

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User Review  - Donna - Goodreads

A stirring, literary and beautiful portrait of an author's descent into depression, and of his journey toward a healthier place. A haunting reminder of the cost of being a creative, emoting human in a painfully imperfect world. Read full review

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User Review  - Mike Lester - Goodreads

I've read this slim volume three or four times now, and each time I take something new away from the experience. That's quite an achievement for such a short book, and one I am grateful for. Styron ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kellyann - Goodreads

Curiously impersonal in flavor despite the first-person discussion. There is no discussion - at all - of the toll depression takes on a person's relationships. Still, an important and courageous offering to the world. Read full review


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