This Close to Happy

This Close to Happy

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A New York Times Book Review Favorite Read of 2016

“Despair is always described as dull,” writes Daphne Merkin, “when the truth is that despair has a light all its own, a lunar glow, the color of mottled silver.” This Close to Happy—Merkin’s rare, vividly personal account of what it feels like to suffer from clinical depression—captures this strange light.

Daphne Merkin has been hospitalized three times: first, in grade school, for childhood depression;… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


Sixteen years in the writing, it is a brisk 288 pages of personal revelation and the kind of general perception that gives you information you didn’t know about yourself. Above all, it’s compelling.

It’s hard to find much solace within the relentless gloom—however insightfully explored—of one writer’s depression.

It is standard fare to say that books on depression are brave, but this one actually is. For all its highly personal focus, it is an important addition to the literature of mental illness.


Book Details  


Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 07, 2017)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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