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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

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Taylor Danielle - Goodreads

Great insight into the nearly unexplainable condition that is depression. This book has given words to so many thoughts and experiences I have often had, but have never been able to articulate ... 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  - Stephanie - Goodreads

I've always thought that a novelist, above a therapist or psychologist, is better equipped to describe depression. William Styron's candor and eloquence fully encompass the depths of this disease that ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Rena Sherwood - Goodreads

This small memoir by the late great author William Styron (best known for "Sophie's Choice") reveals more about what depression does to a person than most medical texts many times its thickness. If ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Cris - 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

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

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  - Susan - Goodreads

This is a short read packing a powerful punch on the illness of depression or as it use to be called "melancholia". I am a retired mental health nurse and have seen first hand how debilitating ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Vicki - Goodreads

Styron shares with the reader the dark, scary world of his mental illness. He says, "The prevention of many suicides will continue to be hindered until there is a general awareness of the nature of ... 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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