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Exhausted? Rundown? Filled with a vague sense of "ennui," an occasional twinge of regret, or a hell of a lot of mood stabilizers?
Then this is the book for you.
"How to Weep in Public" is both a tongue-in-cheek advice guide (from a person who has no business giving advice to anyone ) and one woman s breathless journey to consistently put on pants, or at least get out of bed in the morning. Beginning with her earliest blue moments of infancy, and hop-scotching through her exploration of the world of pharmaceuticals, before bounding right back to her parents' couch, Jacqueline Novak will introduce you to the ABC's(Adderall Benzos Catatonia ) of depression and reveal, funnily enough, that a lot can happen even when you're standing still.
Or, as it happens, lying down.
Whether you re coping with the occasional down day, or thrive fully in Picasso s blue period, "How to Weep in Public" is the perfect place to regroup between those nagging Tony Robbins tapes and that exhausting amount of Leaning In. So sit back, relax, and let Jacqueline Novak teach you how to "carpe depressem" with the rest of them."
- ISBN-13: 9780804139700
- ISBN-10: 0804139709
- Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
- Publish Date: March 2016
- Page Count: 256
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-01-18
- Reviewer: Staff
Comedian Novak explores her personal experience with depression and offers tongue-in-cheek advice for fellow “depressos” in this humorous, if somewhat grating, memoir. She traces the roots of her disease from her childhood, through her teenage years (often spent listening to motivational speaker Tony Robbins cassette tapes alone in her car), to being fired from her first post-grad job at a boutique advertising agency after sleeping for 28 hours and missing a day of work. She offers solidarity and support for those suffering from depression, and insight into the self-defeating brain of a depresso for outsiders. Novak is funniest when riffing on self-help platitudes, advising readers on topics such as the easiest way to get out of bed in the morning (sleep with a wedge pillow so that there’s less vertical distance to travel) and how to weep in public (avoid making your face puffy by bending over so that the tears fall straight down to the ground). Her writing is full of unexpected metaphors (college depression, she writes, “has many tentacles, probably knotted around your cheap furniture, suctions clinging to your elfa bins”), unapologetically offensive humor, and a graphic, unsparing description of colonics and the Master Cleanse, but adds levity to the daunting topic of depression. For anyone feeling down in the dumps, a dose of Novak will help mitigate the pain. (Mar.)