How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows

How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows

by Jacqueline Novak

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Overview

In her darkly funny memoir meets brother-in-arms guide to the depression life, comedian Jacqueline Novak provides the first and only book for depression sufferers--short term visitors or lifers--that promises not to offer any help overcoming depression...only comfort, company, and tips for life inside the grey fog.
 
Advice that ranges from practical (Chapter 17: Do Your Crying on a Cat) to philosophical (Chapter 21: Make Peace With Sunshine) punctuates a laugh-out-loud memoir tracing the depression thread from Novak's average suburban childhood to her current adult New York City existence, an imperfect but healthy-ish life in which Novak is mostly upright but still rarely does laundry.
 
At heart, How to Weep in Public provides a no-pressure, safe-zone for the reader to curl up inside. Keep this book on the shelf to be returned to it as needed–after all, depression is recurring. Jacqueline will be waiting to you tell you “You can fight another day.” No, not as in “fight on another day” but  “fight this some other day.”
 
Whether you’re coping with the occasional down day, or thriving fully in Picasso’s blue period, How to Weep in Public is the perfect place to regroup during a dark stint. So sit back, relax, and let Jacqueline Novak show you how to navigate the shadowy corridors of your troubled mind or the cheese display at the supermarket when food is the only thing that can save you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804139717
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 279,971
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

JACQUELINE NOVAK is a stand-up comic who has been featured on The Late Late Show with James Corden, at comedy festivals across the country, and was named a New Wave Woman by Pandora. Novak’s comedy album, Quality Notions, is available on iTunes. Novak lives in New York, NY.

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How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
PJtheEMT4 More than 1 year ago
How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows by Jacqueline Novak is new book that provides a satire on depression. Depression is a common mood disorder, but is often considered to be a taboo subject. Almost everyone at some point has experienced at least a transient episode of depression once in their lives. This lighthearted book speaks truths about depression uaing satire and humor. Intended for the clinically depressed individual who may need some bit of comic relief- this offers simple advice and insight for the reader.This book does not take much effort to read as it is simply written. Nevertheless as the author acknowledges, the truly depressed may not have the stamina to read a full book- but even that is okay as this book can be read in short bursts or snippets. This book is written so that the reader may skip to a particular chapter if he or she does not want to start from the beginning. The author discusses relationships, pets and even medication. There probably isn't a topic that is not discussed. Novak has a lot to share with the reader in her new unique and insightful book. As a blogger I received a copy of this book published by Three Rivers Press for the purpose of writing this review.
xokristim More than 1 year ago
I suffer from anxiety and depression, among other things and I love to read books that have a humorous take on these subjects. I thought the author did an amazing job putting a humorous spin on depression. The stories included were definitely an added bonus. Overall I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others who suffer from depression.