This Close to Happy

This Close to Happy

A Reckoning With Depression

Book - 2017
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"This Close to Happy is the first account to endeavor to tell the story of what it feels to suffer a lifetime's worth of clinical depression from the inside out and from a woman's point of view"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780374140366
Branch Call Number: 616.85270092 MERKI
Characteristics: 288 pages ; 22 cm


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Apr 08, 2018

Merkin writes about her depression successfully- without self-pity.
There’s almost a nonchalance ; her writing even has a funny bone.
Her parents were wretched- their abundance warped by negligence.
But there’s an understanding throughout each page , that Merkin will never escape her affliction .And in order to survive , she knows she must accept that.

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